Probably the most popular dive site in The Dog islands, the Chimney is a relatively shallow dive, with lots of canyons and ledges to expore (which combined with its sheltered location, means zero current).
The site is named after a shaft like crevasse in the rocks which divers can swim up (provided that they are not too overweight). Larger and more timorous divers can swim over the top of the crevasse.
Excellent marine life, but the mooring balls can get crowded with snorkellers because the site is so relatively shallow.
Average depth 12.8 m / 42 ft
max depth 15.8 m / 51.8 ft
Visibility Good ( 10 - 30 m)
Dive site quality Good
Experience CMAS * / OW
Bio interest Interesting
DIVE SITE ACTIVITIES
- Marine biology
By boat only. Dive site is in a bay on the northwest side of Great Dog. Approximately 15 minutes from Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda or 25 minutes from East End, Tortola.
Mooring balls have been placed on the site by the National Parks trust.