Carvel Rock (British Virgin Islands)

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Carvel Rock
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Carvel Rock Carval Rock is located in British Virgin Islands
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The location of Carvel Rock within the British Virgin Islands
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Carval Rock (Caribbean)
Geography
LocationCaribbean Sea
Coordinates18°22′23″N 64°29′19″W / 18.372929°N 64.488524°W / 18.372929; -64.488524Coordinates: 18°22′23″N 64°29′19″W / 18.372929°N 64.488524°W / 18.372929; -64.488524
ArchipelagoVirgin Islands
Administration
British Overseas TerritoryBritish Virgin Islands
Demographics
Population0
Additional information
Time zone
ISO codeVG

Carvel Rock (sometimes spelled Carval Rock [1]) is an uninhabited islet of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, less than 2 acres (8,100 m2) in size. It lies at the southern edge of the archipelago, south of and roughly between Ginger Island and Cooper Island.

The waters around it are a scuba diving site, but its sheer cliffs and lack of a beach make landing practically impossible.[2][3][4]

An aerial view showing Carvel Rock between Ginger Island and Cooper Island

Flora and fauna[edit]

Sponge-covered boulders and fire coral create habitat for variety of fish — green morays, French grunts, blue tang, whitespotted filefish to name a few.[5] Divers reported observing sharks, barracuda, moray eels, lobsters, red lip blennies, amberjacks, groupers, queen triggerfish and black triggerfish, jewelfish, gobies, damselfish, mackerels, kingfish, trumpetfish, spotted drums and high-hat triplefins.[1]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Carval Rock
  2. ^ "Ginger Island". divebvi.com. Archived from the original on 23 March 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Carvel Rock – Cooper Island Diving in Southern Island Group". divescover.com. Retrieved 22 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Snorkel or Dive Alice's Backside, Near Ginger Island, British Virgin Islands (BVI)". bvivacation.com. Retrieved 22 March 2014.
  5. ^ The Guide to Diving and Snorkeling in the British Virgin Islands by Jeff Williams, Ria O'Hagan