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Sailing and Diving the BVIs

Discussion in 'Lesser Antilles' started by vyperman, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. vyperman

    vyperman Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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    Just returned from a week diving in BVIs (week before Earl visited). The diving was great - Wreck Alley and Cistern Point (Cooper Island), the Chimney (Great Dog), the Indians (next to Pelican Island), and Painted Walls (Deadchest) were great and very healthy with large schools of fish. Couldn't believe it when a gigantic (more than 6') tarpon swam by in the shallows on the east side of the Indians. We used local dive ops for some guided dives as well as off our chartered Lagoon 420. Very warm days and very pleasant nights; the approaching full moon was great for the night dives.

    Best wishes to the hardy souls in the islands for a speedy recovery from Earl. Seems Fiona will veer north and give a bit of respite to clean up, while TD9 makes way west.
     
  2. Rhone Man

    Rhone Man Divemaster

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: British Virgin Islands
    11,296
    10,700
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    Thanks, Vyperman. We are definitely under the gun from storms at the moment... hoping to get power back island-wide in the next couple of days.

    Glad you enjoyed your diving - water has been fantastically warm this summer. Must be why we are getting all the tropical storms...
     
  3. vyperman

    vyperman Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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    For certain the storms need warm water for the energy to expand and grow. Look at the current surface temperatures and the tracks that Earl and Fiona have taken.

    Tropical Weather : Weather Underground

    Best of luck with recovery and avoiding the coming storms!
     
  4. Rhone Man

    Rhone Man Divemaster

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: British Virgin Islands
    11,296
    10,700
    113
    Yeah, Gaston is shaping up to be a direct hit. Oh well, who needs fences and trees anyhow?
     

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