The wreck of the Senora Cartanza (Shown above) is one of the sites that you can explore. This 190 foot freighter has a checkered history. There are many larger wrecks, some dating back to World War II, on the western side of the island. However, those ships are at a greater depth and should only be explored by experienced divers. When she was asked what are the biggest misconceptions or fears that people have about scuba diving, Lauren believes that people are most afraid of encountering sharks. She claims that sharks are actually “gentle” creatures who are more afraid of you than you should be of them. She added that there are NO aggressive sharks in St. Thomas. The other sea creatures are also rather timid and not to be feared
Chris Ryan spends some time with Viola Albert to find out about the people whose hospitality make the Virgin Islands a special place. She moved to the Virgin Islands as a young girl and has accepted the culture and people. Viola is very religious and considers being hospitable to the guests as part of her service to God. She truly loves her job and loves life. Her goal is to make the guests feel like they are her best friend. She tries to get to know their needs and how they are doing. At Bolongo Bay, Viola is the first person that you will see in the morning. She also discussed the different native foods and music. Ms. Albert’s mantra is very simple, “Tourism is Viola and Viola is tourism.” Making sure that guests are happy and feel welcome is job #1.
Bolongo Bay Beach Resort
Iggies Beach Bar
Virgin Islands National Park