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snorkle or scuba fantastic

well worth the stop. Half of us stayed up top snorkeling, while the others scubaed below. My nine... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2016
Geoff F
Loveland, Colorado
Snorkeled this Wreck

We decided to snorkel over this wreck. It is in the open water so you must be a strong... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2016
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Though remote, the wreck of this 246-foot Korean refrigerator ship is full of marine life.
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23 Jun 2016
“snorkle or scuba fantastic”
4 May 2016
“Snorkeled this Wreck”
Virgin Gorda
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

well worth the stop. Half of us stayed up top snorkeling, while the others scubaed below. My nine year old doesn't scuba yet so I sat this one out, but felt like I was right along with the trip. Great for both groups

Thank Geoff F
Reviewed 4 May 2016

We decided to snorkel over this wreck. It is in the open water so you must be a strong swimmer...even on a calm day... absolutely stunning with quite a bit of under water creatures to see.

Thank Rainy_Vanc0uver
Reviewed 10 August 2015

The Chikuzen is one of my favorite wrecks in the BVI. Trips here are infrequent as the wreck lies in an unprotected part of the ocean and the waters have to be very calm to make the journey. Even on a calm day, it can...More

Thank HVTravelGirl
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Incredible dive. Japanese refrigerator ship that sunk. This and the Rhome are the two best Caribbean Wreck dives around

1  Thank wiggyb2013
Reviewed 8 June 2015

The Chikuzen is a wreck of a Japanese or So. Korean refrigerator ship that was to be scrapped but someone set her on fire so she would sink at sea. She grounded on one of the other keys until she was towed and sank during...More

Thank rjrdived
Reviewed 12 January 2015

We are divers but chose to snorkel over this wreck. If you have never been to a wreck before this is a great place to start. You will be amazed at the condition of the wreck after all of this time.

4  Thank Avery_Jules
Reviewed 2 May 2014

Goliath Grouper, reef shark, large schools of fish, 200 foot viz. Simply a super dive site. I was surrounded by a school of thousands (yes, thousands) of yellowtails while diving here and instead of swimming off, they swam WITH me. It was a real rush....More

2  Thank cdoccny
Reviewed 15 November 2013

I have made several dives on this site over the years Dive BVI and never been disappointed. Whether it's dolphins putting on a show for us, Eagle Rays or fields of starfish it is always an exciting and fun dive. It takes some time to...More

4  Thank geckobvi
Reviewed 10 June 2013

The Chikuzen is a large, intact refrigerator vessel that was once part of the Japanese fishing fleet out of St. Martin. The owners decided one day to set her on fire and let her sink at sea, rather than properly scrap her. Well, the Chikuzen...More

5  Thank Cullen M
Reviewed 21 April 2013

I love the Chicuzen - one of the few places you can see big animals near Virgin Gorda - there are always lots of giant rays. The dive operations don't get to go out here much since the wreck is in the middle of nowhere....More

3  Thank HVTravelGirl
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