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Diving on St. Croix's insider take:

While the islands of Bonaire and Little Cayman are justifiably famous for their underwater attractions, St. Croix is finally getting some love from the scuba sector, particularly for its shore and wall dives, which are considered among the best in the Caribbean. Along the northwestern coast, a massive reef runs from Hamms Bluff east toward Christiansted with coral spurs, sand chutes, and the island's most famous dive site The Wall (a coral shelf that plunges to depths of more than 3,000 feet offshore from Cane Bay). Cane Bay Dive Shop offers boat dives to popular sites along the Wall and beyond, such as Salt River Canyon (an underwater gorge that attracts hammerhead sharks), Butler Bay Wrecks (a collection of five sunken ships), and the Frederiksted Pier (a popular nighttime critter dive for elusive sea horses and frogfish).

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