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Top Dive Sites - Caño Island

 

 


Bajo del Diablo:
Depth: 15 - 110 feet
This site is one of the best in the area. It has a huge area in which we can perform up to 3 completely different dives as the rock formation extends up to 500 meters. With depths ranging from 20 feet up to 150 feet. This site has amazing rock formations such as peaks and valleys, which huge snappers call home. Also seen are oceanic manta rays, white tips and even pilot whales; this is definitely the place where anything can happen.

Devils Rock: Depth: 60-115 feet
This is an extension of Bajo del Diablo, the platform is so big that you can make up to three completely different dives in this area, Bajo Del Diablo, Devils Rock and Bajo del Diablo Deep, this site offers amazing rock formations and a huge amount of fish life. You will see white tip sharks, nurse sharks, all types of tropical fish mobula rays and manta rays, It is also a place where you can see big animals such as tuna or wahoo swimming by.

Bajo del Diablo Deep: Depth: 70 – 115 feet
This site offers great action, as it is the furthest away into the ocean where you can expect big things. From black tip sharks to great hammerhead sharks, white tips and huge nurse sharks. This is definitely one of the best sites the Marine Park has to offer.

Sharks Cave: Depth: 30-50 feet
This site is a shallow area with very calm water and close to the island. In this area there is a cave, which usually has up to 10 white tip sharks and has a very nice reef, which is covered with butterfly fish, small snappers, morish idols, surgeonfish and occasional mantas and different type of rays. It is definitely a beautiful relaxed dive.

The Arches: Depth: 30 – 55 feet
This unique rock formation that looks like arch’s as the name suggests, has very similar marine life to that one in Cueva del Tiburon (sharks cave) due to its proximity, you will find beautiful reef fish and several white tips during the dive.

El Barco Hundido: Depth 40 – 70 feet
Although the name suggest that there is a sunken ship in the area you will not find one, this site has several rock formations. Huge schools of fish are seen including large groupers, amberjacks, rays and turtles.

Paraiso: Depth 60 – 70 feet
Located just outside of the limits of the national park, it is a place where you’ll have some current and an impressive amount of life, such as schools of snapper, amberjacks, schools of jacks, and a big amount of tropical reef fish, as well as schools of barracudas. Many times wahoo patrol this area as well as humpback whales can be seen.

Queque: Depth 80 – 110 feet
This site is located just outside the protected marine reserve area, as its main feature has a big rock with so much soft coral that gives the diver an amazing opportunity for pictures. Big snapper, amberjacks, white tip sharks are seen along with the biggest attraction, “the Garden” which has varieties of color such as yellow, orange, greens and purple. This dive is always remembered by the large quantities of fish that are seen.

El Faro: Depth 30-80 feet
This dive site has a very nice rock formation where you will see lots of gorgonias and tropical fish. You will have a chance to see big fish such as amberjacks and snappers.

Paradisus: Depth 70 -80 feet
This site is close to Paraiso, you will find very similar rock formations that are a mix between big rocks and sand areas where white tip sharks are found as well as huge schools of fish and schools of barracuda. Many times this site is remembered for the singing of humpback whales.                       

Coral Garden: Depth 15 – 40 feet
This place is perfect for last dives of the day or the night dive; it has a nice coral garden surrounded by a variety of tropical fish. It is an easy and relaxed dive where you can observe white tip sharks and other small fish swimming around the colorful coral gardens.