Snorkeling and Diving
With plenty of equipment available for rent, good guides for hire, and a number of excellent snorkel and dive sites, Jost Van Dyke is a great place for the water sports enthusiast. There is good snorkeling at White Bay, but the best reefs are found at Diamond Cay and the surrounding out islands of Sandy Cay, Sandy Spit, and Little Jost Van Dyke.
The best nearby dive sites are the Playground, between Green Cay and Little Jost, and Twin Towers, a challenging site north of Little Jost. Watson’s Rock, Tobago Canyons, and Mercurius Rock are dive sites near Great Tobago, a small island bird sanctuary of the western tip of Jost.
Exploring underwater can be as simple as donning a snorkel and going for a look around or as involved as spending a day diving unmarked dive sites with a guide.
© Susanna Henighan Potter from Moon Virgin Islands, 4th edition