Underwater photographer and adventurer Tanya Burnett-Palmer shares her favorite places to sightsee beneath the waves.
On-site secret: If you’re still honing your snorkeling skills, seek out the operators sanctioned by the park; they’re quick with instruction and help. Keep an eye out for: the three species of sea turtles that call the park a nesting area.
When to go: all year, but check for wind speed―the waters can get choppy. Summer offers fewer crowds; gotostcroix.com/buck_island.php.