fallen jerusalem, fallen jerusalem diving

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An uninhabited island located in the south of Virgin Gorda, Fallen Jerusalem was declared a National Park in 1974 after being declared a bird sanctuary in 1959 in order to protect the endangered red-billed tropic bird. The heavy volcanic boulders scattered around the island make it look like ruins which led to its actual name.

Accessible by boat, this diving site has a very interesting underwater landscape with rocky formations, caves and tunnels. The small crevices and crannies are the perfect home for smaller fish so make sure to check all the possible hiding spots.

North Lee Bay beach is considered the island’s best beach, with soft sand and lots of rocks that are washed by foamy waters along the shore. This island is patchworked with very intricate shells, at any given step you have big chances of spotting conch shells with the most captivating swirls.

If you get the chance to visit Fallen Jerusalem, you will fall in love with this place the second you see it. Secluded, with deep blue water and a great diving site, this site is the perfect getaway destination for those who want a more private place to enjoy the sun and do some diving.

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