Dive in Jost Van Dyke

Diving in Jost Van Dyke

The best thing about diving from Jost Van Dyke is that you will get to dive sites that people on the other islands won't. Yep, we're talking about secret locations (not even on nautical charts) and out of the way sites that other centres just don't visit.

There is only one dive centre on the island, located at Great Harbour and with dozens of great dive locations, you're sure to have an amazing experience.  From caves to drop offs, deep open ocean dives and coral gardens with an abundance of sea life, there's days of interesting diving just waiting for you.

Beginners can enjoy Wayward Wall and hopefully come face to face with one of the resident turtles, or Stoney Bay to see eagle rays and great macro life.  The Cathedral is a tunnel where you can surface into a secret cave actually inside Jost Van Dyke island, now that's really cool!

Twin Towers is a great site for macro photography but the real gems lie off the grid at No Man's Land and Mercurious Rock, secret sites that will wow the advanced diver.  You'll be the only people diving the site and that's something that doesn't often happen.

Get the ultimate diving experience on the British Virgin Island from Jost Van Dyke, we can't wait to hear about the incredible sites you've discovered.

(By Kelly Luckman) 

Salmon Beach

Travel to Jost Van Dyke

Escape to Jost Van Dyke island for sun, sea, sand and seafood.  Measuring only 6.4km/4 miles by 4.8km/3 miles, there's incredible wonders packed into such a small place.  Only a few hundred people live on the island, so you are definitely far away from the hustle and bustle of normal life.

Catch a boat to Great Harbour from West End in Tortola.  The best way to get around is by foot, there are taxis but they are rather unpredictable.  You can also rent a 4WD from a local, but this can be a little more expensive.  There are a couple of small hotels and cottages to rent or camp at the White Bay Camp Ground for the cheaper option.

Chilling out on the beach is the perfect way to spend a day here but the more adventurous can try the many water sports on offer such as diving, snorkelling, hire a kayak, paddle boat, water scooter, jet boat or mountain bike to explore the hills.  A day trip out to Sandy Cay is really worth it.

You can walk the island too, it's quite hilly and not recommended in rain or bad weather but there are some lovely views.  Hikes up to Majohnny Hill will reward you with 360 degree views of the area or check out the Bubbly Pool, a natural jacuzzi near Diamond Cay.  Remember to always take sunscreen and water with you.

The island may be small but it's jam packed with tasty treats.  Fabulous beach BBQ's serve delicious grilled fish or lobster, even ribs for the meat lover, try a West Indian rotis, conch stew or settle at one of the beach bars for a famous Painkiller cocktail and watch the sun set over the water.

If you're lucky enough to be on Jost Van Dyke for New Year's Eve, Great Harbour is famous for its yacht filled parties where you can dance the night away and really soak up the joys of this beautiful island.

(By Kelly Luckman)

  • Salmon Beach

    Salmon Beach
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    White Bay Beach
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    The eagle has landed