This dive takes you through a gulley in the headland to the north side.
It's a very interesting dive and has challenging navigation. The reef on the north side is good.
We spotted a nurse shark lurking in a small cave.
LOCATION: North-west Virgin Gorda
There are two red, general-use moorings 200 metres from the dive site - one in the middle of the cliff and one at the entrance to Long Bay. There is a single yellow commercial mooring above the dive site. We picked up a red mooring with our yacht and then tied our dinghy onto the yellow mooring.
From the yellow mooring, head 045°M until you come to a gully running parallel to the headland. Turn right and explore the small caves where we spotted a nurse shark. When you cross a sandy area, you will see a large gulley to your left crossing through the headland. Follow this gully heading north, ascending to 3 metres and then dropping down a hole and under an arch. The gulley soon turns left and brings you out onto the reef on the other side of the headland at a depth of 6 metres.
Head 045°M for about 25 metres and the reef will then drop down on a very nice sloping reef. Maximum depth is around 25 metres. Turn right and continue until you have half a tank plus a healthy reserve, then ascend to 8-10 metres and retrace your route.
Very interesting dive in calm conditions - it would be very difficult to get through the gulley if there is a large swell. If the swell is up consider doing a dive from the middle red, general purpose mooring or nipping across to the Dog Islands.