Dive experience: All open water-certified divers may join these liveaboard cruises in the British Virgin Islands.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, alcoholic drinks, shore excursions and eco adventures, use of water toys, dives (as detailed in the safaris above), 2 experienced English-speaking divemaster(s), tanks, weights and weightbelts, all taxes.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Regulator rental (US$ 50 per week), BCD rental (US$ 40 per week), port and park fees (US$ 30 per week). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or Mastercard, Visa, Discover, personal check, money order, and wire transfer).
Additional scuba equipment (wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins, dive watch/computer): These are not available for rent. Guests should bring their own.
Optional extras: Transfers to the boat from the airport/hotel/port, onshore consumables, dive insurance, 15 liter tanks. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: The British Virgin Islands (BVI) are a British overseas territory comprised of 4 large islands - Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, and Anageda - and 50 smaller islands and cays. They are located in the eastern Caribbean, 100 miles (160 km) east of Puerto Rico. Map of the Caribbean Sea.
Most visitors arrive via the international airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico (code: SJU). There are direct flights to North, Central and South America, and several countries in the Caribbean and Europe. From San Juan, you can board a local flight (30-40 minutes) to Terrence B. Lettsome Airport (EIS) in BVI. These flights are operated by Air Sunshine, Cape Air and Seabourne Airlines. Alternatively you can fly in to St. Thomas (code: STT) in the US Virgin Islands and then take a regular public ferry to Tortola (1 hour), or fly in via St. Croix, or St. Maarten/St. Martin.
Arrival/Boarding/Departure: The Cuan Law uses the Public Dock in Road Town, Tortola, the BVI capital and main shopping area. Guests arrive and board during the morning on the Sunday in time for noon departure. Transfers are not provided since local regulations only allow tourists to be picked up from the airport by registered taxis. It is approximately 30 minutes from the airport to the dock. We recommend arriving the day before and staying at one of the local hotels.
The last dive of the trip will be during the morning on the Friday. The vessel returns to Tortola on Saturday morning in time for disembarkation at 10 am. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Diving Environment: The turquoise waters of the British Virgin Islands are home to 14 protected areas dedicated to conserving the beautiful coral gardens, many shipwrecks, seamounts, caverns, caves, canyons and boulder formations. Divers will find barracuda, turtles. eagle rays, southern stingrays, nurse sharks. schools of jacks, African pompano, tarpon, angelfish, triggerfish, lobsters, snake and moray eels, as well as scores of colorful reef fish.
The RMS Rhone shipwreck is located at Salt Island and is known as one of the best wreck dives in the world. The Rhone was a 310 foot (95m) long, iron-hulled steamship that slammed in to a rock during a hurricane in 1867 and broke into 2 sections - the stern rests at a depth of 35 feet (10m) and the bow lies at 80 feet (25m). Nearly every surface of the ship is covered in a kaleidoscope of corals. Divers will see its massive bronze propeller, drive shaft and 100-pound wrenches. Numerous artifacts include black-and-white tiles, silver teaspoons, glass and metalworks. Coral gardens, cleaning stations and nurseries fill the ship’s holds. Schools of yellowtail snapper, jacks, grunts, and tarpon can be found here. Macro life includes arrow carbs, shrimps, lobsters and octopus. Night dives can be especially fantastic on the Rhone.
Water temperature ranges from 76-84°F (25-29°C). A 3 mm wetsuit is recommended, although some might prefer a 5 mm in January/February.
Non-diver rate: None.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travelers may choose to share a cabin, or pay a supplement of 50% for their own cabin.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 7 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise in free of charge (total 8+ guests).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 18 guests and 2 additional people can join free of charge (total 20 guests).