Factbook: British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands (dependent territory of the UK) Geography Location: Caribbean, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico Geographic coordinates: 18 30 N, 64 30 W Map references: Central America and the Caribbean Area: total: 150 sq km land: 150 sq km water: 0 sq km note : includes…


Five Favorite Dives Virgin Islands

Text and Photography by Bill Harrigan After 16 years in the dive business, Chris Sawyer still enjoys it enough to make 10 or 12 dives each week. That makes me think there must be some very good diving around St. Thomas and St. John. So I asked Chris to show me his five favorites when…


Havin’ Fun at Baskin’ in the Sun

by Bill Harrigan Service with a Smile in the BVI Have you ever noticed that when divers are having a good time, the boat is alive with laughter and excited chatter? It always seems like that aboard Baskin’ in the Sun’s new boat, the Annie H. I think it’s a combination of things that does…


The Bitter End Yacht Club

by Bill Harrigan Watersports for Everyone The Bitter End is one of the sweetest places on earth. Named for the end of an anchorline that is not tied to the anchor, this unique resort is neatly tucked into the hillside overlooking Virgin Gorda’s North Sound in the British Virgin Islands. Blending with the natural surroundings…


Rendezvous in the British Virgin Islands

by Bill Harrigan Is there a diver who doesn’t dream of sailing around the world on a luxurious yacht, exploring the world’s great dive sites? For many of us, this is our rush hour entertainment, a fantasy we indulge in while stuck in traffic on the way to work. Well, it doesn’t have to be…