Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
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Not sure how long you are going, but the BVIs are very manageable. Nothing is all that far away. With a good chart and a list of a dozen places to go, you will be fine. Anegada may be the only island where some local knowledge would be helpful. You can find many recommendations right here.
A pile of text books will be fun to read and dream of your trip, but won't be very necessary. It is "the islands", so whatever they tell you will be provided, or whatever someone else got on their trip, is not assured you will actually get when you arrive. Just the way things are there. So, if you feel you can't live without it, bring it. They won't have the slightest idea why you are bothered about not getting what you were told. You will find that if you remain friendly, laid back and don't insist on deadlines, things that you ask for will often show up eventually.