DEPTH: 15-35 feet (5-11 M)
Coral Gardens is a friendly site on the northeast side of Dead Chest Island. There are scores of large coral mounds capped with beautiful and healthy formations of brain, star and sheet corals. Filefishes, chub, large snappers and barracuda patrol the mid-water realm, while goatfishes, grunts, damselfishes and squirrelfishes inhabit the reef structure along with large sea fans and beautiful gorgonians. Numerous overhangs host brightly colored encrusting sponges and jawfish live in burrows in the sand. Closer to shore there is a long overhang.
Text extracted from The Guide to Diving and Snorkeling in the British Virgin Islands by Jeff Williams, Ria O'Hagan.