Best Blue Chromis Reef Snorkeling

The 24th most popular snorkel dive spot in British Virgin Islands.

  Cooper Island, British Virgin Islands


  October 20, 2017

On the southwest shore of Cooper Island, the snorkeling at Blue Chromis Reef is known for huge schools of juvenile blue chromis. There are 3 mooring buoys above the shallow patch reef. While snorkeling among the squirrelfish, grunts and drums, keep an eye out for the submerged plane wreck.

To reach the snorkeling in the British Virgin Islands by air, you will need to fly into either Virgin Gorda Airport (VIJ) or nearby St Thomas Airport (STT) in the US Virgin Islands. Virgin Gorda Airport is served by inter-island flights from San Jose, Puerto Rico (SJU) by Cape Air and Seaborne. St Thomas Airport has flights from mainland US and also from San Jose. There are several regular ferry services connecting St Thomas with Tortola and Virgin Gorda. In addition, there are BVI inter-island ferries interconnecting Virgin Gorda, Tortola, Jost Van Dyke and Anegada. When leaving BVI, there is a $20USD depature tax that must be paid in cash.

Overall, Blue Chromis Reef is the 24th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 27 snorkeling dives in British Virgin Islands. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Blue Chromis Reef including Cistern Point and Dry Rocks East.

Local Contacts:  BVI Tourist Board (284) 494-3134; Dive BVI (284) 495-5513

Base Camp:  Cooper Island Hideaways (573) 232-7173

Luxury Loding:  Cooper Island Beach Club (284) 495-9084

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  18.372237, -64.51042

Date Published:  3/29/2017

Date Updated:  10/20/2017

ID:  25092

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