Located in the northwest of Virgin Gorda, Mountain Point is a less popular diving site with decent marine wildlife and interesting landscapes.
Corals and sea sponges cover the sandy patches on the bottom, providing a great hiding place for invertebrates and random fish. Caves, passages and various rock formations are also good places to “dig” for hidden gems, it’s not unusual to find sleeping nurse sharks in the smaller caves.
Grunts, parrot fish, angelfish, squirrelfish, butterflyfish, lizardfish, carangids, tarpons, jacks, barracuda, permits, garden eels, lobsters and stingrays roam these clear, blue waters. Bring your camera with your for a captivating underwater photography session.
On the northern side the reef is in very good condition and most divers prefer to adventure themselves here first and then continue with the dive from here. Overall, Mountain Point seems to be the perfect choice for those who want to explore less known and less crowded sites.
Photos by Armando Jenik