Caribbean

Why you need to go diving in Grand Cayman

Carrie and I had the mid-winter blues and, not having been diving since completing our Open Water Certification in August, were itching for some great dives.  Anyone who’s done a Google search for scuba diving in the Caribbean knows that there are several destinations all claiming or reported to have the best diving for one reason or another.  We looked at several countries before we remembered that the dive school where we started our Open Water Certification, SPE Dive School, offers regular dive trips to the Cayman Islands for their students to get certified.

Day Trip to Tortola, BVI

During our trip to St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, Carrie and I decided to take a day trip to the neighboring island of Tortola, British Virgin Islands.  Tortola is the largest of the British Virgin Islands and is famous for its white-sandy beaches, one of which we visited!  Many of the British Virgin Islands are within easy reach of the U.S. Virgin Islands, with frequent ferry services and boat excursions to many of the islands.

Scuba Diving in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

St. John, with its warm turquoise waters and white sand beaches, is the perfect destination to get away and spend a couple of days relaxing at the beach.  In search of something more active we decided to go scuba diving, something I was really looking forward to on this trip.