NEW YORK, NY – The British Virgin Islands have again been recognized in several categories among the “Top 100 Caribbean/Atlantic” diving destinations in the SCUBA Diving magazine 2010 Reader’s Choice Awards, according to a press release received by Elite Traveler.SCUBA Diving magazine’s Reader’s Choice Awards highlight the results of an annual, impartial survey that allows SCUBA Diving readers to rate their favorite diving destinations. The British Virgin Islands were named the First Place winner for Top Beginner Diving, Second Place for Top Underwater Photography, and Third Place for Top Wreck Diving.“On behalf of the many seasoned dive professionals throughout the British Virgin Islands who strive to provide our visitors with rewarding, unique and safe dive vacations experiences, we are privileged to again be named among the very best dive destinations by SCUBA Diving’s readers,” said Ms. Hadassah Ward, Acting Director, British Virgin Islands Tourist Board. “These awards are especially gratifying because they come directly from the readers of an authoritative diving publication, and they recognize both the natural beauty of our underwater resources and the very high quality of the professional guides and operators who carefully share these treasures with our visitors.”Set against a backdrop of unspoiled natural beauty, the British Virgin Islands allow visitors to explore and discover world-class diving, sailing, shopping, dining, and hospitality. After descending the depths to explore a century-old shipwreck, dive enthusiasts can enjoy peaceful, relaxed, luxurious style unique to the BVI. BVI Wreck Week 2010 tops the list of several exciting and high-quality dive offerings for the coming season. This will be the first year that the Dive Operators and the Tourist Board have partnered to host divers at various functions from June 12 through 18, 2010.A recent extension of the runway at Tortola has also made the destination easier to access by private jet.About The British Virgin Islands Tourist BoardThe British Virgin Islands Tourist Board is a statutory organization of the Government of the Virgin Islands (UK) responsible for promoting the British Virgin Islands as a destination. The BVI Tourist Board invites everyone to experience the seduction of our pristine and exquisite home. For more information on all that BVI has to offer, visit www.bvitourism.com.