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Address: St. John
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A cluster of rocks, some steeply sloping and circuitous, making for a...

A cluster of rocks, some steeply sloping and circuitous, making for a dramatic dive.

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A Dive for Divers

I'm a boat captain and scuba instructor on St. John. I've logged over 2,000 dives in the VI alone (and probably close to 3,500 worldwide). Carvel is one of my favorite local... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2016
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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Cruised by Carvel Rock on the way back from Jost Van Dyke. Interesting rock formation that used to be a cannon target. It's a good place for rare pelagic birds like boobies, tropic birds, noddies and others. We didn't get a chance to dive but were told that it was great.

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Reviewed 15 March 2016

I'm a boat captain and scuba instructor on St. John. I've logged over 2,000 dives in the VI alone (and probably close to 3,500 worldwide). Carvel is one of my favorite local spots! Not for the true beginner, this dive is prone to pretty strong currents, but when the work is done, it's a fantastic site, with abundant coral, schooling... More 

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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2015

Went Cliff diving off the east side. What a rush! Can only go when the water is super flat so that the bow of your boat can pull right up to the face of the rock. On the east/south point there is a ledge to jump off at about thirty feet....you can jump from higher if you are brave. The... More 

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Bradenton Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

This place has great snorkeling if you know someone that has a dingy to take you there. Of course, any where you snorkel on St John is fantastic!

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Powder Springs, Georgia
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Reviewed 5 October 2014 via mobile

My wife and I were part of a small dive trip in early September and we were fortunate enough to go to Carvel Rock. It was a beautiful day and the water was fairly calm for that area. We had heard that this rock formation was in the war zone during the 1700's and at night, was fired on by... More 

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