Buck Island Reef National Monument Map




Buck Island geography and divers map, zoom into the areas you swim and dive at and click on the
water for bottom type and ocean bottom structure type.

Coral reefs can take a variety of forms, defined in following:

Fringing reef - a reef that is directly attached to a shore or borders it with an intervening
shallow channel or lagoon.
Barrier reef - a reef separated from a mainland or island shore by a deep lagoon (see Great Barrier
Reef).
Patch reef - an isolated, often circular reef, usually within a lagoon or embayment.
Apron reef - a short reef resembling a fringing reef, but more sloped; extending out and downward
from a point or peninsular shore.
Bank reef - a linear or semi-circular shaped-outline, larger than a patch reef.
Ribbon reef - a long, narrow, somewhat winding reef, usually associated with an atoll lagoon.
Atoll reef - a more or less circular or continuous barrier reef extending all the way around a
lagoon without a central island.
Table reef - an isolated reef, approaching an atoll type, but without a lagoon.


USVI Diving Locations

Buck Island National Park Diving Location
Hans Lollik Island Diving Location
Cane Bay Diving Location
Jimmy's Surprise Diving Location
Salt River Canyon Diving Location
Salt Rock Diving Location
Carvel Rock Diving Location
Joe's Jam Diving Location
Coki Beach Diving Location
Ledges of Little St. James Diving Location
Congo Cay Diving Location
Navy Barge Diving Location
Cow & Calf Rocks Diving Location
Northstar Diving Location
Davis Bay Diving Location
Old pier at Frederiksted Diving Location
Eagle Shoals Diving Location
Rosaomaia Diving Location
East wall Diving Location
Saba Dry Rocks Diving Location
Flat Cay Diving Location
Salt River Diving Location
French Cap Diving Location
Sprat Hole Diving Location
Trunk Bay Diving Location
Tunnels at Thatch Diving Location
General Rogers Diving Location
Wall at Cane Bay Diving Location
Gentle Winds Diving Location
WIT Shoal Diving Location




Buck Island Coral
Photo: NOAA CCMA Team


This Buck Island Reef National Monument geography map has searchable and clickable features. Map
has under water features, beaches, tourist locations, points of interest, and historic
locations. This Buck Island Map is also great for hikers, boaters, visiting tourists, divers,
beach goers, and vacation planning. Note: You can also click on the ocean bottom near shore to see
what type of bottom their is for swimming and diving.

Use the pan arrows or the overview map to navigate the map.

Zoom buttons allow to quickly zoom to a predefined level on the map based on the centre of the map.

Select the map feature you want more information about.

You can also find the map feature using the pull down menu.

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