Scuba Diving at Buck Island, St. Thomas

June 1, 2000

On our second dive at Buck Island, we headed down toward a wreck at about 45 feet. It looked to be about a 100 ft freighter. It had originally sunk at the harbor entrance near Charlotte Amalie. It was towed by the Corps of Engineers to a point about a quarter mile offshore, but had been moved in close to Buck Island by the major hurricane, Marilyn, in 1995.

As we glided in over the sand toward the wreck, we encountered these two variations of blue parrotfish.

Mark hangs out over the deck of the stern section of the wreck. It is broken into three sections, and we reached the stern section first.

Mark heads down to examine the line where the ship sits on the sandy bottom.

Continue with Buck Island wreck dive


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