Diver's Escape Itinerary

The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish.

 

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Image Above: Who’s your dive buddy. Dive the Frederiksted Pier to meet on of our favorites, The Frogfish.

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Diver’s Escape Itinerary

Limited Offer – St Croix, USVI

Swap bedtime stories with Poseidon in this diver’s escape, sailing the crystal clear waters of the US Virgin Islands on our luxury floating dive home. Explore St Croix with a four-six night itinerary or island hop through all of the US Virgin Islands on a seven night itinerary. Almost completely surrounded by a barrier reef, St Croix boasts some of the best diving in the US Virgin Islands and we’ve packed some of the top sites into this escape.

This intimate dive adventure is custom-tailored for private and small group itineraries of up to 6 guests; the package includes our premium Atomic and SCUBAPRO rental gear, multiple daily dives including several night dive options, private stateroom with ensuite bathroom, onboard dining, beverages and open bar for post dive enjoyment.

This limited offer is sure to fill up fast. Don’t miss the adventure, you can reserve your stateroom now with convenient online booking, explore what’s included in this special offer and get rates or continue reading for a detailed itinerary.

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Image Above: Who’s your dive buddy. Dive the Frederiksted Pier to meet on of our favorites, The Frogfish.

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Image Above: Who’s your dive buddy. Dive the Frederiksted Pier to meet one of our favorites, The Seahorse.

Day 1

Climb aboard CruiseNautic at the Frederiksted Pier. Once you settle into your private stateroom we will kit up for our first dive. A world famous macro lovers paradise, the 1,526ft (465m) Frederiksted Pier is a favorite among photographers so don’t forget your camera. With an average depth of 25ft (7.6m) the far end reaches a total depth of 90ft (27.4m). As you weave between it’s colorful posts encrusted in sponges and coral, you will meet seahorses, frogfish, Hawksbill, Green Turtles and more. Spot Southern Stingrays and hidden treasures such as Scorpion Fish in the sand that surrounds the pier. Get a good feel for areas you might like to explore further in the dark because we are in for a double dip for those interested in a magical night dive. First we will refuel with refreshments and appetizers aboard CruiseNautic, as we watch the sunset we will kit up for our night dive. Dive in for a dance with the octopus, lobsters, eels and large schools of Tarpon for one of the best night dives in the Virgin Islands. You might love it so much you may ask to do it twice, which can definitely be arranged. Post dives we will nosh on a delicious dinner aboard CruiseNautic swapping dive stories.

Day 2

Wake up refreshed from your z’s afloat and ready to seize another day of dive adventures. Today we will enjoy a relaxing breakfast sail to Butler Bay where wreck junkies can get their fix. On the agenda are six wrecks, one artificial reef and lunch served afloat. With a full day before us, you can choose to do all three dives or relax aboard CruiseNautic for a break in the dive day.

The Deep Wrecks feature two wrecks in one dive. The Rosa Maria, a 177ft (54m) steel freighter in 70-110ft (21-33.5m) and The Coakley Bay, an oil refinery tug boat in 55-70ft (16.8-21.3m). Encrusted in live coral, surrounded in fish, this dive was voted one of the Best Caribbean Dive Sites by USA Today. The Shallow Wrecks is a fascinating wreck dive for all skill levels and features: a NorthSea Trawler (Suffolk Maid); a tugboat (Northwind); a massive oil barge (Virgin Islander); NOAA’s HydroLab (Aegir), which was decommissioned in 1985; and the remains of several Hess Oil Trucks. With it’s wheelhouse starting at 20ft (6m)′, The Northwind Tugboat is a photographer’s favorite and was used in the TV movie “Dreams of Gold — The Mel Fisher Story”. For those hoping to visit our reef shark friends, a dive on Armageddon is a must. Here the remains of the original Frederiksted Pier, destroyed by Hurrican Hugo in 1989, were gathered and dropped in 60-100ft (18.3-30.5m) of water creating the perfect artificial reef for shark encounters.

At the end of your dives we will sail back to Frederiksted where you can enjoy a dinner off the boat. Try some of our local favorites such as The Fred or The Lost Dog Pub.

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Image Above: Who’s your dive buddy. Dive the Frederiksted Pier to meet on of our favorites, The Seahorse.

Day 1

Climb aboard CruiseNautic at the Frederiksted Pier. Once you settle into your private stateroom we will kit up for our first dive. A world famous macro lovers paradise, the 1,526ft (465m) Frederiksted Pier is a favorite among photographers so don’t forget your camera. With an average depth of 25ft (7.6m) the far end reaches a total depth of 90ft (27.4m). As you weave between it’s colorful posts encrusted in sponges and coral, you will meet seahorses, frogfish, Hawksbill, Green Turtles and more. Spot Southern Stingrays and hidden treasures such as Scorpion Fish in the sand that surrounds the pier. Get a good feel for areas you might like to explore further in the dark because we are in for a double dip for those interested in a magical night dive. First we will refuel with refreshments and appetizers aboard CruiseNautic, as we watch the sunset we will kit up for our night dive. Dive in for a dance with the octopus, lobsters, eels and large schools of Tarpon for one of the best night dives in the Virgin Islands. You might love it so much you may ask to do it twice, which can definitely be arranged. Post dives we will nosh on a delicious dinner aboard CruiseNautic swapping dive stories.

Day 2

Wake up refreshed from your z’s afloat and ready to seize another day of dive adventures. Today we will enjoy a relaxing breakfast sail to Butler Bay where wreck junkies can get their fix. On the agenda are six wrecks, one artificial reef and lunch served afloat. With a full day before us, you can choose to do all three dives or relax aboard CruiseNautic for a break in the dive day.

The Deep Wrecks feature two wrecks in one dive. The Rosa Maria, a 177ft (54m) steel freighter in 70-110ft (21-33.5m) and The Coakley Bay, an oil refinery tug boat in 55-70ft (16.8-21.3m). Encrusted in live coral, surrounded in fish, this dive was voted one of the Best Caribbean Dive Sites by USA Today. The Shallow Wrecks is a fascinating wreck dive for all skill levels and features: a NorthSea Trawler (Suffolk Maid); a tugboat (Northwind); a massive oil barge (Virgin Islander); NOAA’s HydroLab (Aegir), which was decommissioned in 1985; and the remains of several Hess Oil Trucks. With it’s wheelhouse starting at 20ft (6m)′, The Northwind Tugboat is a photographer’s favorite and was used in the TV movie “Dreams of Gold — The Mel Fisher Story”. For those hoping to visit our reef shark friends, a dive on Armageddon is a must. Here the remains of the original Frederiksted Pier, destroyed by Hurrican Hugo in 1989, were gathered and dropped in 60-100ft (18.3-30.5m) of water creating the perfect artificial reef for shark encounters.

At the end of your dives we will sail back to Frederiksted where you can enjoy a dinner off the boat. Try some of our local favorites such as The Fred or The Lost Dog Pub.

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Diver’s Escape

What Makes this Limited Offer So Special?

 
By the Stateroom or Private Yacht Booking Options

On this limited offer you can book by the stateroom, making your dive getaway a more affordable experience. Added bonus, meet new dive buddies. You can of course still book the full yacht for a private experience.

Dives Included

This sweet little package includes our premium Atomic and SCUBAPRO rental gear and multiple daily dives including several night dive options.

Zero Road Rage

Avoid the planning and commute of daily dive excursions. Sleep with the fish afloat your private dive accommodation.

Seize the Escape

Select from four, five, six or seven nights and escape the daily grind for an unforgettable dive adventure.

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Day 3

Today our breakfast sail is off the white sands of the Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge, a critical nesting habitat for the endangered Leatherback Sea Turtle. Cruising these waters you just might get to meet one of these amazing turtles and the clear waters that surround this area boast some memorable dive sites with options for every skill level. The early bird gets the bragging rights on the best sights of the day, so we will dive in on two morning dives.

Dive into all the colors of Aquarium and meet our Nurseshark pal, explore the sloping reef of Tide Bottle to party with the moray eels and lobsters, or take the plunge into an Alien Nation on a reef that takes you on a colorful journey down to 110ft (33.5m). Buddy up with Hawksbill Turtles, spotted drums, trumpetfish, trunkfish, cowfish and angelfish, you might even see the majestic Spotted Eagle Ray.

Once you have wrapped your hang with the turtles, you can enjoy lunch onshore. Continue the theme of the day and head to Turtle’s Deli or catch a view of your dive home from above at Louie and Nacho’s Beach Bar. Be sure to remember your mom’s advice and take that thirty minutes before we dive in for our third dive of the day. Choose from another amazing site to wrap your dive day, followed by all the colors of sunset afloat served up with dinner and open bar.

Day 4

Seize the day with a grand adventure, today we explore a hidden gem. Just North of the Frederiksted Pier lies the Submarine Barge. Be one of the few to own bragging rights on this unique site as it is not often visited by other dive groups. Here you will dive in at 40ft (12m) to follow a colorful sloping reef down to 80ft (24.4m) where massive chains lead us to the unveiling of this extraordinary wreck which sits at 111ft (33.8m) making it best suited for advanced divers. Built to raise and lower submarines out of the water, the Submarine Barge is complete with a submarine cradle and boasts a wealth of ballast tanks, pipes, giant fenders, massive cables and some of the perfect hiding spots for Nurse sharks and the occasional Goliath Grouper. After our dive, enjoy lunch and beach games onshore at Rhythms at Rainbow Beach followed by a second dive on the group’s choice of Spanish Anchor, Rainbow Reef or Spratt Hall dive sites with an option for a night dive before a delicious dinner onshore.

Day 5

Wake to an early morning dive of your choice, followed by a breakfast sail exploring the spectacular views of the North Shore. Keep your eye out for Humpback whales as we sail over the Puerto Rico Trench and onto ‘The Wall’ dive site. Dropping to an epic 3200ft (975m) just off of St Croix’s North shore, this is a must for the bucket list. Boasting expansive views of black coral and elk horn coral, the marine life here does not disappoint. Find yourself surrounded in schools of black durgon, tangs and damsels. Spot reef sharks, stingrays, sea turtles, barracuda, parrot fish, angelfish and trumpetfish. If you are one of the lucky ones, you might even spot a rare manta ray, hammerhead shark, whale shark, or playful pod of dolphins. Oh and don’t miss the rodeo with a ride on ‘The Wall’s’ very own carousel horse. After these memorable dives we will continue our sailing adventure on to Christiansted for cocktails and dinner afloat.

Day 6

The best laid plans are always on the wind. We will start our day with a chat over breakfast on last day dive options which include up to three dives in Christiansted pending your flight schedule and No Fly Time allowance. A celebratory lunch will be served along with open bar for the day. Continue the celebrations with a dinner feast onshore to explore the lively Christiansted Boardwalk .

Day 7.

Take in the sunrise over the ocean as you sip on your morning Espresso. Pass the breakfast bake while swapping stories and contact details with your new dive buddies. All good things must come to an end; it is not farewell but until we meet again. On seven day itineraries our cruise ends in Christiansted, on six and five day itineraries our cruise ends where our adventures began at the Frederiksted Pier.

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Itinerary Notes

This sample itinerary provides general flow and dive site highlights based on 7 Days / 6 Nights in St Croix, USVI. Explore additional highlights for our 8 Day / 7 Night itineraries, cruising all of the US Virgin Islands, on our USVI itinerary and USVI dive sites pages.

All of our itineraries are custom tailored to group preferences. The number of dives and onboard dining is based on the number of nights booked per the details on our Special Offers: Diver’s Escape rates page.

Day 3

Today our breakfast sail is off the white sands of the Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge, a critical nesting habitat for the endangered Leatherback Sea Turtle. Cruising these waters you just might get to meet one of these amazing turtles and the clear waters that surround this area boast some memorable dive sites with options for every skill level. The early bird gets the bragging rights on the best sights of the day, so we will dive in on two morning dives.

Dive into all the colors of Aquarium and meet our Nurseshark pal, explore the sloping reef of Tide Bottle to party with the moray eels and lobsters, or take the plunge into an Alien Nation on a reef that takes you on a colorful journey down to 110ft (33.5m). Buddy up with Hawksbill Turtles, spotted drums, trumpetfish, trunkfish, cowfish and angelfish, you might even see the majestic Spotted Eagle Ray.

Once you have wrapped your hang with the turtles, you can enjoy lunch onshore. Continue the theme of the day and head to Turtle’s Deli or catch a view of your dive home from above at Louie and Nacho’s Beach Bar. Be sure to remember your mom’s advice and take that thirty minutes before we dive in for our third dive of the day. Choose from another amazing site to wrap your dive day, followed by all the colors of sunset afloat served up with dinner and open bar.

Day 4

Seize the day with a grand adventure, today we explore a hidden gem. Just North of the Frederiksted Pier lies the Submarine Barge. Be one of the few to own bragging rights on this unique site as it is not often visited by other dive groups. Here you will dive in at 40ft (12m) to follow a colorful sloping reef down to 80ft (24.4m) where massive chains lead us to the unveiling of this extraordinary wreck which sits at 111ft (33.8m) making it best suited for advanced divers. Built to raise and lower submarines out of the water, the Submarine Barge is complete with a submarine cradle and boasts a wealth of ballast tanks, pipes, giant fenders, massive cables and some of the perfect hiding spots for Nurse sharks and the occasional Goliath Grouper. After our dive, enjoy lunch and beach games onshore at Rhythms at Rainbow Beach followed by a second dive on the group’s choice of Spanish Anchor, Rainbow Reef or Spratt Hall dive sites with an option for a night dive before a delicious dinner onshore.

Day 5

Wake to an early morning dive of your choice, followed by a breakfast sail exploring the spectacular views of the North Shore. Keep your eye out for Humpback whales as we sail over the Puerto Rico Trench and onto ‘The Wall’ dive site. Dropping to an epic 3200ft (975m) just off of St Croix’s North shore, this is a must for the bucket list. Boasting expansive views of black coral and elk horn coral, the marine life here does not disappoint. Find yourself surrounded in schools of black durgon, tangs and damsels. Spot reef sharks, stingrays, sea turtles, barracuda, parrot fish, angelfish and trumpetfish. If you are one of the lucky ones, you might even spot a rare manta ray, hammerhead shark, whale shark, or playful pod of dolphins. Oh and don’t miss the rodeo with a ride on ‘The Wall’s’ very own carousel horse. After these memorable dives we will continue our sailing adventure on to Christiansted for cocktails and dinner afloat.

Day 6

The best laid plans are always on the wind. We will start our day with a chat over breakfast on last day dive options which include up to three dives in Christiansted pending your flight schedule and No Fly Time allowance. A celebratory lunch will be served along with open bar for the day. Continue the celebrations with a dinner feast onshore to explore the lively Christiansted Boardwalk .

Day 7.

Take in the sunrise over the ocean as you sip on your morning Espresso. Pass the breakfast bake while swapping stories and contact details with your new dive buddies. All good things must come to an end; it is not farewell but until we meet again. On seven day itineraries our cruise ends in Christiansted, on six and five day itineraries our cruise ends where our adventures began at the Frederiksted Pier.

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Itinerary Notes

This sample itinerary provides general flow and dive site highlights based on 7 Days / 6 Nights in St Croix, USVI. Explore additional highlights for our 8 Day / 7 Night itineraries, cruising all of the US Virgin Islands, on our USVI itinerary and USVI dive sites pages.

All of our itineraries are custom tailored to group preferences. The number of dives and onboard dining is based on the number of nights booked per the details on our Special Offers: Diver’s Escape rates page.

Porcupine Fish - CruiseNautic
Diver’s Escape

What Makes this Limited Offer So Special?

 
By the Stateroom or Private Yacht Booking Options

On this limited offer you can book by the stateroom, making your dive getaway a more affordable experience. Added bonus, meet new dive buddies. You can of course still book the full yacht for a private experience.

Dives Included

This sweet little package includes our premium Atomic and SCUBAPRO rental gear and multiple daily dives including several night dive options.

Zero Road Rage

Avoid the planning and commute of daily dive excursions. Sleep with the fish afloat your private dive accommodation.

Seize the Escape

Select from four, five, six or seven nights and escape the daily grind for an unforgettable dive adventure.

Book Online Now
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