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Beyond the Reef starts to take shape in the BVIs

Divers can now encounter skeletal pirates scrubbing the decks or planning their next plundering mission when they visit the BVIs.

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Divers can now encounter skeletal pirates scrubbing the decks or planning their next plundering mission when they visit the BVIs.

As reported by Scuba Diver back in July, after the devastating Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, the British Virgin Islands are now turning hurricane-destroyed vessels into very unique dive sites through the non-profit organisation Beyond The Reef.

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The legendary floating bar Willy T has been transformed into a pirate ship playground, complete with skeletal pirates going about their daily business, a crow’s nest and other pirate paraphernalia. It is a fun photo location for all levels of diver.

The Willy T will be joined by three derelict airplanes from the airport that have been turned into half-airplane/half-sharks.

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In addition to creating new reefs for marine life and new dive sites for tourism, money generated by these wreck sites will go back to benefitting the local community through generating donations for children’s swim lessons.

Members of Beyond the Reef were heavily involved in the sinking of the BVI’s now-famous Kodiak Queen ‘Art Reef’ a couple of years ago.

www.bvitourism.com

www.1beyondthereef.com

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