Night diving in the BVI

Aerial view of Necker Island
Image from Virgin Limited Edition
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Published on 22 November 2022

The ocean surrounding Necker Island is one of the most extraordinary places in the world - an incredible habitat full of the most incredible sea creatures.

We were fortunate to enjoy a night dive just 300 metres from my home on Necker a little while ago, and we got to experience all the magic of the underwater wonderland.

Kate Winslet joined as my dive partner, and my nephew Ned – Kate’s husband - shot the stunning video above. I loved seeing the sharks up close, the turtles floating past, and all manner of mesmerising, colourful species.

While Kate may be forever associated with a cinematic ship, nearby in the BVI divers can visit an historic World War II ship. The Kodiak Queen is a wonderful artificial reef and art gallery that Unite BVI and a group of brilliant partners helped bring to life.

Richard at sea with Kodiak Queen
Image by Matt Young

We didn’t spot any whales on this dive, but some of the Necker team were lucky to spot a pod recently. Wow! Speaking of the team, Virgin Limited Edition recently shared a blog highlighting how it is working with Unite BVI on a range of ocean-related environmental commitments. These range from encouraging coral reef growth to protecting crucial ocean eco-systems, wearing uniforms made from reclaimed ocean waste and recycled plastic bottles to reef-friendly sunscreen and responsible eating.

Creating A Better Future at Necker Island: The Vision

The ocean really is the most remarkable place, and we’ll keep working hard to protect it for future generations.