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Super cool easy dive with great sea life

I happened to be here on pretty much the best day of weather ever. The conditions were perfect... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2018
Ben D
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Bahamas
snorkle or scuba fantastic

well worth the stop. Half of us stayed up top snorkeling, while the others scubaed below. My nine... read more

Reviewed June 23, 2016
Geoff F
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Loveland, Colorado
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Jan 18, 2018
“Super cool easy dive with great sea life”
Jun 23, 2016
“snorkle or scuba fantastic”
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Though remote, the wreck of this 246-foot Korean refrigerator ship is full of marine life.
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Reviewed September 8, 2002

If you find yourself diving in the BVI, the first thing you must do is ask whichever dive operator you are using when they next plan to go to The Chikuzen. They only go once a week, and even that's weather dependent. The Rhone is...More

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Reviewed January 18, 2018

I happened to be here on pretty much the best day of weather ever. The conditions were perfect, from the bow of the boat we could look down and see the huge 'cuda's and schooling reef fish. The wreck is pretty much intact, and very...More

1  Thank Ben D
Reviewed June 23, 2016

well worth the stop. Half of us stayed up top snorkeling, while the others scubaed below. My nine year old doesn't scuba yet so I sat this one out, but felt like I was right along with the trip. Great for both groups

Thank Geoff F
Reviewed May 4, 2016

We decided to snorkel over this wreck. It is in the open water so you must be a strong swimmer...even on a calm day... absolutely stunning with quite a bit of under water creatures to see.

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Reviewed August 9, 2015

The Chikuzen is one of my favorite wrecks in the BVI. Trips here are infrequent as the wreck lies in an unprotected part of the ocean and the waters have to be very calm to make the journey. Even on a calm day, it can...More

Thank HVTravelGirl
Reviewed July 22, 2015

Incredible dive. Japanese refrigerator ship that sunk. This and the Rhome are the two best Caribbean Wreck dives around

1  Thank wiggyb2013
Reviewed June 8, 2015

The Chikuzen is a wreck of a Japanese or So. Korean refrigerator ship that was to be scrapped but someone set her on fire so she would sink at sea. She grounded on one of the other keys until she was towed and sank during...More

Thank rjrdived
Reviewed January 11, 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.

4  Thank Avery_Jules
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....More

2  Thank cdoccny
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...More

4  Thank geckobvi
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...More

5  Thank Cullen M
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