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The green and hilly Jost van Dyke Island is laid back, remote and home to some secluded diving and snorkeling.

Name Dive Site:Jost van Dyke
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The laid back Jost van Dyke Islands are the northwestern island group of British Virgin Islands and include Little Jost van Dyke, Green Cay, Sandy Split, Sandy Cay, Great Tobago and Little Tobago. It was Columbus who first discovered this paradise but it is named after a Dutch pirate. Jost van Dyke Island is only four times three miles large with less than 500 permanent inhabitants. The only way to enter this idyllic island is by 20-minute ferry from West End, Tortola or by private charter. You will enter the peaceful village of Great Harbour which offers plenty of shops, accommodations and entertainment. There is a stunning reef just offshore, its pristine bay is home to many visiting yachts and especially famous are the many bars that attract sailors from all over the world.

One of the highlights on the islands is White Bay, said to be one of the best and whitest beach in the Caribbean. Other bays include Batson Bay, Garner Bay, Georgy Hole Bay, Manchioneel Bay, Long Bay, Cherry Ghut Bay, North Side Bay, Saddle Bay, Water Rock Bay, Castle Bay and Stony Bay. Diamond Cay on the east of Jost van Dyke Island is home to a natural salt water bubble pool. Bars such as the Soggy Dollar and Foxy's Bar have become popular because of its striking owners and their warm hospitality. This hilly island offers plenty of panoramas across the British Virgin Islands but also allows hiking trails and spectacular viewpoints for spotting whales and dolphins. Great Tobago, slightly east, is known for its bird population and fantastic wall diving. Snorkelers and divers are treated with a fantastic array of underwater species, fish still ignorant and curious about who we are and healthy corals and excellent coral coverage. It is a dive destination for all.

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