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Ocean Diving

Divesites
Cerebros
Depth 10-12 m
Cerebros 2 Cerebros 1
A shallow reef with amazing formations of Brain Coral (hence the name), rocky canyons and overhangs, very atmospheric and a bit different from most of the other local reefs. No current, so a great site for any level, also perfect for Navigation Specialty dives. Often the 2nd dive after Los Arcos or the Green Wall, as it's close by.
Los Arcos
Depth 30 m
Los Arcos 1 Los Arcos 2
Medium to strong current
A flat reef at 22m drops down to the floor at 30m leaving a coral wall with dramatic formations and (as the name suggests ) 2 stunning arches to swim through. Lots of life along the wall, a good chance of seeing turtles, and look out for Bull Sharks, especially during the cooler winter months.
Xcalacoco / Pared Verde
Depth 30 m
Pared Verde 1 Pared Verde 2
Medium to strong current
A short boat-ride north of Playa, the Green Wall is a vertical reef from about 20m down to the floor at 30m. An excellent drift dive - follow the edge of the wall at 30m, then come up on top of the reef at around 20m. Look out for Morays, Turtles, as well as lots of life along the coral wall. A chance of seeing Bull Sharks during the cooler months.
Moc Che Deep
Depth 30 m
Moc Che Deep 2 Moc Che Deep 1
Medium to strong current
A short boat-ride north of Playa, Moc Che Deep is a vertical reef from about 20m down to the floor at 30m. An excellent drift dive - follow the edge of the wall at 30m, then come up on top of the reef at around 20m. Look out for Morays, Turtles, as well as lots of life along the coral wall. A chance of seeing Bull Sharks during the cooler months.
Moc Che
Depth 12 m
Moc Che 1 Moc Che 2
Suitable for all levels, with a mild current, an aquarium with a wide variety of fish and other creatures - Morays, Flounders, Angelfish, Hermit crabs, Grunts and Parrotfish . Swim under an arch full of Jacks, and visit the resident turtle, often found resting in a hole in the reef, or swimming around on top.
Chun zumbul
Depth 10-12 m
Chun Zumbul 1 Chun Zumbul 2
A great shallow dive for novice divers, with little or no current, and a sandy floor at 10-12 metres
Look for Spotted Morays and lobsters along the edge of the reef, also a large resident Green Moray, and swim through large schools of Grunts and Jacks on top of the reef.
Shangri La
Depth 10-12 m
Shan-grilla Shan-grilla
A great shallow dive for novice divers, with little or no current, and a sandy floor at 10-12 metres
Look for Spotted Morays and lobsters along the edge of the reef, also a large resident Green Moray, and swim through large schools of Grunts and Jacks on top of the reef.
Jardines
Depth 10-12 m
Jardinez 1 Jardinez 2
A great shallow dive for novice divers, with little or no current, and a sandy floor at 10-12 metres
Look for Spotted Morays and lobsters along the edge of the reef, also a large resident Green Moray, and swim through large schools of Grunts and Jacks on top of the reef.
Jolanda's Reef (Sabalos)
Depth 14 m
Sabalos 1 Sabalos 2
Mild to strong current
An impressive stretch of reef with many overhangs, holes and ledges - perfect resting places for Morays, Lobsters and schools of Grunts and Porkfish. Often groups of Barracuda hunt on top of the reef. Also look out for Scorpionfish, Flounders and the occasional Southern Stingray.
Barracuda
Depth 14 m
Barracuda 1 Barracuda 2
Mild to strong current
An impressive stretch of reef with many overhangs, holes and ledges - perfect resting places for Morays, Lobsters and schools of Grunts and Porkfish. Often groups of Barracuda hunt on top of the reef. Also look out for Scorpionfish, Flounders and the occasional Southern Stingray.
Tortuga
Depth 16-30 m
Tortuga 1 Tortuga 2
Medium to strong current: fold your arms and enjoy the ride!
A carpet reef of corals and sponges gently sloping downwards. Usually we stay between 16-18m
Filefish, Trunkfish, Angelfish, Cornetfish, Porcupinefish, Reef Squid and Morays can all be seen, but the main things to look out for are the Hawksbill Turtles that live all along this reef. Relaxed around divers, you can experience close encounters with these turtles. Also in the summer months a school of giant Tarpoons, many as big as a diver, lives on the reef, and you can often find yourself surrounded by these huge but harmless fish - in the cooler months Bull Sharks are sighted quite regularly...an unforgettable and very popular dive for all experience levels.
Mama Viña Wreck
Depth 28 m
Wreck 1 Wreck 2
Medium to strong current
Sunk deliberately for divers, the Mama Viña is a passenger ferry boat about 30 m long. A real 'fun' dive for divers with some experience, as the current can sometimes be strong as you approach the wreck. Although the wreck cannot be penetrated, there are various swim-through room and corridors, ladders and hatches. Many groups of small fish live inside the wreck, often attracting the attention of a large barracuda. Groups of Atlantic Spadefish and Jacks can be seen all around the wreck.
Punta venados
Depth 22-30 m
Punta Venados 1 Punta Venados 2
25 minutes to the south, this site sees few divers but has a fantastic reef sloping down from 22 to 30 metres - a medium current makes this a perfect place for a multi-level drift dive.