This Caribbean park protects a small uninhabited island and the pristine elkhorn coral barrier reef that surrounds it, all about a mile and a half off the coast of St. Croix. Considered one of the finest marine gardens in the Caribbean, the monument protects a pristine underwater environment and habitat for rare and threatened species, including endangered leatherback and hawksbill turtles. Snorkelers can enjoy an interpretive underwater trail, one of only three such trails in the country.

Updates on Buck Island Reef

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    What Lies Beneath

    Summer 2016 | By Kate Siber

    Want to find hidden treasures in the ocean or scuba dive through a shipwreck? The Submerged Resources Center is here to help.


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