Ginger Steps is a plunging 3 steps wall on the southwest side of Ginger Island, at a 30 boat ride from Road Town, the capital of the British Virgin Islands. Being close to South Bay, this diving site is protected from aggressive currents and swells which combined with the great visibility make this place a perfect diving destination.
The huge steps – which is where this diving site got its name – go down to around 90 feet and have crevices that provide small hiding places for interesting underwater creatures. The sand here is so white that when the sun reflects in it the whole area is magically light up creating a very unique scenery.
Tube sponges, sea fans, brain and star coral bouquets cover the rocky formations and make up for an incredible view.
Cruise these blue waters and discover the exotic fish that decided to call them their home; shellfish, angelfish, anthias, sea breams, pompanos, octopuses, squirrelfish, damselfish, snappers, grunts, moray eels, lobsters, barracuda, dolphins, eagle rays and turtles roam these waters in search for food and a nice place to sleep.
Ginger Steps is a great reef dive, rich in underwater species and the go to site for divers that want to capture this amazing wildlife on camera.
Photo by Armando Jenik