Return to Chris’s Reef

Until yesterday, my first and only visit to Chris’s Reef was over a year ago when it was first discovered. The reef is located in the channel between Saint Martin and Anguilla, and contains the wreckage of various cars and trucks. One theory is that they were destroyed by Hurricane Luis in 1995 and subsequently taken there for disposal. Regardless of their true origin, these parts have clearly been out there a while, as they are entirely encrusted in coral and sponges.

Numerous free-standing coral formations, on car remains and otherwise, make this a great spot for underwater photography. During the dive, the most exciting find was a scorpionfish, which was resting well-camouflaged near a sponge.

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