The British Virgin Islands won three prizes in Scuba Diving Magazine’s 2010 Readers Choice Awards, earning the number one spot for Top Beginner Diving Site, second for Top Underwater Photography and third for Top Wreck Diving.

The awards were presented based on results from the magazine’s readers’ survey. Awards were given for the following categories: marine life, visibility, health of marine environment, wall diving, snorkeling, diving for beginners, underwater photography and overall rating of the diving. Readers had the opportunity to choose the best in those categories in the world’s three dive regions, North American, Pacific and Caribbean/Atlantic.

Acting Director of the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board, Hadassah Ward, said, ‘The Tourist Board will continue to do its part to bring sailors and divers to experience the beauty of the Virgin Islands while working with our local partners to further protect our marine ecosystem that sustains our vibrant marine life and shores.’

(resource: BVI News)