Water as clear as gin filled with wild, colorful creatures runs as far as you can see on St. Thomas. There are plenty of dive shops dotting the shoreline.
Do some Nitrox diving, or get some higher level certifications on the island. There is an abundance of places to learn a new skill or two.
Awesome wreck diving abounds. The WIT Shoal II and the Miss Opportunity are popular wreck dives to engage in. There are tons of Navy Barges that have sunk of shore, and large and small ships to take in.
For reef diving, head to Sprat Point and Gunsight. You will probably come across a turtle or two, as well as tons of rays and reef fish.
Saint Thomas’s clear water also makes a great place to go on your first dive, whether you are young or old. Do a Discover Scuba course for a comfortable intro to the sport.
You can see hawksbill and green turtles moving through shallow sea grass beds, and an unreal amount of tropical fish. Stingrays throng in sandy spots, so watch your step! You can even see sharks, here, especially those of the reef variety.
Look into deep crevices for cranky lobsters and eels. You may even get lucky and spot an octopus, camouflaging into the rock.
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A part of the United States Virgin Islands, Saint Thomas is found in the heart of the Caribbean. The most populated of the island group, Saint Thomas is home to nearly 50% of the population of the Virgin Islands.
In the 1600’s colonial powers fought for this land, bringing people from all over the world. Unfortunately, many slave ships stopped through, bringing in thousands of people to be bought and sold. Some of the largest slave auctions in the world were held on the island. This atrocity was abolished in 1848.
The United States bought the Virgin Islands in 1917. After WWII, tourism exploded on the islands, bringing visitors from across the globe. Hotels have been popping up all along the shoreline, giving tourists plenty of comfortable accommodation.
Some of the most gorgeous beaches in the Caribbean can be found on Saint Thomas. Sapphire and Lindquist Beach are especially lovely. Take a boat tour, or do some fishing.
The unique St. Thomas Synagogue is a must see for the history minded among us. Impressive and heartfelt, you’ll enjoy this museum.
Fly to the island, then rent a car or take taxis to get around. There are ferry services that run between islands, making hopping about a breeze.