Diving - Twin Towers / Little Jost Van Dyke

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DEPTH: 40-90 feet (12-27 M)


Tucked away behind a small point on the north side of Little Jost Van Dyke is another site boasting unusual topography. The "Twin Towers" of this site are two large monolithic rock formations rising from 90 feet (27 m). From a sloping rocky shoreline, smaller rock formations offer an abundance of tiny fish-filled grottos, mini-canyons and caves. Schools of reef squid are commonly seen here. Spotted eagle rays are also regular visitors, but divers are often too busy looking down at the reef and miss them as they silently soar by. At 90 feet (27 m) your bottom time is limited, but take advantage of your brief allotment to explore the base of the Twin Towers, especially the convoluted rock and rubble area between the two. Their sides are not overly covered with corals, but their colossal stature is impressive.

Text extracted from The Guide to Diving and Snorkeling in the British Virgin Islands by Jeff Williams, Ria O'Hagan.