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Navy Barges - Virgin Islands (U.S.)

Navy Barges is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in Charlotte Amalie St Thoma, Usvi, Virgin Islands (U.S.). This dive site has an average rating of 4.00 out of 5 from 4 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 41-50ft/12-15m.

Latitude: 18° 19.096’ N
Longitude: 64° 55.484’ W

Two barges are situated parallel to each other just out of sight of each other so the journey from barge #1 to barge #2

They had been used as temporary housing for soldiers during the war but after the war they were not needed and used by soldiers as target practice.

From The twin barges originally housed men’s quarters during WWII. After the war, they were demolished and sunk, creating the ideal habitat for marine life. Trumpetfish, big angelfish, feather dusters and Christmas tree worms hang topside, while squirrelfish, bigeyes and channel clinging crabs hide out in the crawl spaces


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WarmWaterTurner - 12/23/2013 9:43 AM
Rating Added: 3
Interesting site. Visibility on dive was very bad that day. Good schools of fish inside barges.
diver9744 - 8/20/2013 5:23 AM
Rating Added: 4
nice relaxing dive! loved it! old barges are really broken down now but still lots of sea life everywhere.
Green_Achers - 6/01/2013 7:31 PM
I went scuba diving here on 5/21/2013. Average viz: 51-60ft/16-18m. Water temp: 81-85°F/27-29°C.
Dove this with the Admiralty Dive Boat. This was one of the most photographic wrecks we dove. Enjoyed every minute of this location.
Green_Achers - 6/01/2013 3:12 PM
Rating Added: 5
Completely enjoyed the scenic wreckage interlaced with ample sea life and ideal visibility. This all makes for great photography and a enjoyable dive.