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Cartanza Senora aka Cartanser Senior - Virgin Islands (U.S.)


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"BUCK ISLAND COVE & CARTANZA SEÑORA

20-60’ (6-18m) Beg. This boat dive is near a rocky islet with a lighthouse, and is a favorite amongst

student divers. The 190’ freighter Cartanza Señora was sunk for a reef here in 1979, but hurricanes

have wrecked the wreck. Remnants make a great fish nursery, which is great for snorkelers."

frankosmaps.com/US_Virgin_Islands.htm

Information direct from frankomaps.com/US Virgin Islands.htm

The Cartanza Senora is the most visited dive site in St. Thomas. It is sometimes called the Cartanser Senior, and different dive guides refer to it by either of the different names. The wreck is located in the well-protected Shipwreck Cove on Buck Island, about four miles south of St. Thomas

Video; vimeo.com/21572456

Comments

FeeshFinder - 15 days 6 hours ago.
Rating Added: 4
Enjoyed exploring this spot while on a cruise ship stop in St Thomas (Nov 28, 2018)
BlackScarab - 12/04/2016 1:38 PM
Rating Added: 4
Good dive, I have done a half dozen times. It seems to be one of the only two sites Underwater Safaris’ brings its cruise ship passengers to.
TwistedRik - 3/23/2015 3:13 PM
I went scuba diving here on 3/18/2015. Average viz: 61-70ft/19-21m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
Very cool wreck. The wreck was covered with purple egg patches of Sergeant Major fish. The males protect the egg patches by swimming in front of them constantly. The vessel itself is broken into multiple pieces, so lots to explore.
Mcsharley - 8/07/2013 6:10 PM
Rating Added: 2
Visibility was very low, nice dive, this was my second dive ever, so don’t take my word for an expert point of view.
Skipster - 8/04/2013 7:52 PM
I went scuba diving here on 11/19/2009. Average viz: 41-50ft/12-15m.

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