New British Virgin Islands Scuba Diving Guidebook



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New British Virgin Islands Scuba Diving Guide Book makes Massive Step

Sail Caribbean is happy to announce the recently released second edition of “The Guide to Diving and Snorkeling in the British Virgin Islands”, an extremely extensive manual for anyone organizing the ultimate underwater trip. Written by Jeff Williams and illustrated by Ria O’Hagen, both multi-talented dive specialists in the BVI, this guide is a treasure trove of information and facts created during hundreds of dives throughout the British Virgin Islands.

A Beneficial“Planning Tool” for Scuba Diving  
Whether making vacation plans for your family, looking forward to a  teen summer scuba camp experience, picking your next dive or snorkeling site, or getting ready to dive in to the BVI’s crystal clear waters, this guide is a excellent useful resource. The book sections the British Virgin Islands into four groupings.  Each group has a listing of sites and includes information on the type of site, depth, activities, and skill level required. Once an destination that peaks the reader’s interest is found, this book provides in-depth site descriptions, dive briefings, and details on marine life in the area. Clear and detailed site maps come with every location.

Find Your Underwater Adventure
Part of the joy of traveling(even underwater) is seeing and experiencing new things, and visiting sites not available anywhere else in the world. The BVI has over 60 remarkable  Caribbean dive destinations: shipwrecks, walls, reefs, pinnacles, and ledges all thriving with vibrant marine species. Local dive operators can take you to any of these spots and point out the best parts so you don’t miss a thing. The book includes a listing of companies, their locations, websites and contact information. “The Guide to Diving and Snorkeling in the British Virgin Islands” helps divers take informed giant strides into waters with 100ft visibility for excellent scuba adventures. The publication is available at the Sail Caribbean Divers dive center on Tortola, multiple dive shops throughout the BVI, or it can be purchased online (http://www.diveguidebvi.com ).

About the Author and Artist – In 1973, Jeff Williams became a scuba diver exploring quarries in Pennsylvania. The first time he experienced visibility of more than 20ft, he was in Martinique and became hooked on tropical diving. Jeff traveled to the BVI in 1986 for the first time. He became a PADI  (http:www.padi.com) Instructor in 1989. He and his wife, Raine, currently live, dive and sail in the BVI.

About Sail Caribbean- Sail Caribbean is the leader in Caribbean teen sailing, scuba, watersports and community service programs. No prior experience is required. Programs focus on experiential learning, leadership training and personal growth. Students from 6th grade to college age can choose from eight program groups, each with a special focus. Students learn sailing, racing and seamanship while living coed aboard 50-foot yachts and cruising the waters of the British Virgin or Leeward Islands.Students earn from 5 to 30 service hours with projects including mentoring local youth and environmental conservation. High school and college academic credit in Marine Biology and Outdoor Adventure Education is available.

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