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Cow and Calf Rocks

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Address: St. Thomas
Activities: Scuba diving, Viewing wildlife
Description: At a depth of 40 feet, this shallow dive is a popular spot for novice...
At a depth of 40 feet, this shallow dive is a popular spot for novice snorkelers, which features twin rocks that pierce the surface connected by a labyrinth of swim-through tunnels, archways and caves.
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Great Reef Dive Site

The reefs here are some of the healthiest reef i have seen. So much life underwater. I won't scare anyone with the big fish sightings there but what an incredible dive it was. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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St. Thomas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The reefs here are some of the healthiest reef i have seen. So much life underwater. I won't scare anyone with the big fish sightings there but what an incredible dive it was. It was my daughter's second ocean dive and the water was wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We did 2 separate dives here one at the "calf" and one at the "cow". They are close to each other so our surface time wasn't very long. There was a lot to view. They were more of an intermediate dive for us as we went through passages, cave, etc. Really helps working your bouyancy though. We would difinitely dive... More 

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Monroe Twp
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I've done many dives in St Thomas over the years but this one was the best. The reef is healthy and fish life abounds. At the end of this dive I saw an eagle ray breach the water's surface and splash back into the sea. Very cool.

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Chester, Maryland, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We saw on our dive turtles, sharks (nurse and reef), countless fish barracudas, stingrays, an eagle ray, beautiful coral formations, beautiful surf, and lobsters.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

AcquaAction took us snorkeling between Cow and Calf Rocks. It was the most amazing snorkeling adventure we have ever been on. We swam over rock cavern walls from which coral fans and elk horn coral grew. Brightly colored fish swam everywhere. Hundreds of photos were taken. Wow!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I seem to end up here every year I come. Its a short boat trip with Aqua Action and well worth it. Plenty of sites to see.

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Sacramento, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The fish here are great I even saw a shark sleeping under a ledge. It is a quick boat ride from secret harbor and lots to see in colorful shallow waters.

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Sellersburg, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

These are great SCUBA diving sights. Not far by boat. Interesting coral and fish. We saw an eel swimming, two sharks and a turtle.

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Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is THE best dive site in St Thomas. After diving over 10 of them, we decided that we liked these the best! The reef life is amazing and there are so many caverns and arches that have formed. Truly beautiful. If possible, convince your dive guide to take you here!

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Freehold, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The Cow & Calf Rocks are shown on all nautical charts as a hazard to navigation. They are partially submerged, so they are always "awash". Fortunately, they are easily visible in the day time. You can stop hereto snorkel if conditions are calm, and there is great snorkeling. The area is out in otherwise open water, so this is not... More 

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Address: St. Thomas
Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. Thomas

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