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Address: Virgin Gorda
Activities: Scuba diving
Description: Though remote, the wreck of this 246-foot Korean refrigerator ship is full...
Though remote, the wreck of this 246-foot Korean refrigerator ship is full of marine life.
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2014
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New York
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Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 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.

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New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 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. This was just after swinmming with a Goliath Grouper that dwarfed me and just before... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 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 get there and the seas not always accommodating, but well worth it. If you have... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
36 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 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 almost went aground on Marina Key until local authorities brought her under control and were... More 

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New York
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28 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 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. Upside is that it attracts great sea life and it's a huge, impressive wreck. Downside... More 

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

The Chikuzen is amazing, if you are capable of diving it. This dive is not for the weak or inexperienced diver. This dive requires excellent communication and the ability to accurately swim against a current exceeding 2 knots for prolonged periods while navigating in potentially limited visibility with few or no landmarks to an extremely small, virtually camouflaged target (the... More 

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Dayton, Wyoming
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110 reviews 110 reviews
10 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

We lucked out and got to do this dive on a day when the seas were flat calm. so flat in fact that while my husband and I dove, the kids snorkels above us the entires time and could see us when we were down 70 feet. The Chickuzn is a fabulous dive, home to thousands of fish, including a... More 

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South Carolina
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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

This wreck is in about 75 feet of very clear water. Saw 3 lionfish and lots of other reef fish. Went with Dive BVI. Highly recommended.

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New York
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28 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

The Chikuzen is a wreck that you don't often get to dive. It's kind of mid sea with nothing around and they need really calm waters to get out there. If you are prone to sea sickness, beware, but I love this dive. I've gone 3 times. It's one of the few places in the BVI I've seen large animals... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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162 reviews 162 reviews
80 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2009

The wreck of the Chikuzen is an isolated wreck about 12 miles north of Tortola and Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. It lies in about 75 feet of water, which is normally very clear. Because it is literally miles from anywhere, the wreck attracts a wide array of marine life. The wreck is approximately 270 feet in length,... More 

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