Sep 182013
 

While the weather on our recent trip to St. John was dark and stormy not entirely cooperative, we managed to do a bit of diving with Low Key Watersports in Cruz Bay.

Low Key Sign

With Bob as our captain and Isaac as our DM, we motored out to Congo Cay the day after a raging storm (Tropical Storm Gabrielle had just passed to the North).  I had little hope for the visibility, but Bob expertly chose a site that proved to be quite nice given the recent weather patterns.  At a max depth of 60 ft (18.28 m), we found ourselves at the base of a large rocky outcropping which was home to lots of beautiful coral formations and swim-throughs.  Among the creatures we saw on this dive were barracuda, southern stingrays, trumpetfish, comb jellies, tuna, filefish, snapper and a large porcupine fish.

Below are some shots from the dive.

Trumpetfish, by Mr. Reeftraveler

Trumpetfish, by Mr. Reeftraveler

Coral

Coral

Lionfish, by Mr. Reeftraveler

Lionfish, by Mr. Reeftraveler

Grey Angelfish

Grey Angelfish

Butterflyfish Pair, by Mr. Reeftraveler

Butterflyfish Pair, by Mr. Reeftraveler

Large Anemone, by Mr. Reeftraveler

Large Anemone, by Mr. Reeftraveler – check out the parrotfish in the lower right corner

Have you dived the USVI?  What are your favorite sites?

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