isla tortuga & cabo blanco
Tortuga Island Dive Sites
Aquarium (El Acuario):
The site gets its’ name from the huge quantity and variety of tropical fish which surround the divers during their immersion. The area is comprised of canyons and large ‘elephant ear’ corals. The depth ranges from 3 to 30 meters making this an excellent site for divers of all levels of experience.
Bye Bye Reef:
This exciting “drift dive” follows a current that takes you past large volcanic rock walls on the east tip of Tortuga Island. In addition to the usual mix of tropical fish, here you will come across many Spotted Jacks, Manta Rays and Eagle Rays.
The Spanish word for canyons, this site was appropriately named due to the numerous canyons that cover the ocean floor. While exploring the crevasses and caves you will find many lobsters, various types of Moray Eels and Parrotfish. The depth ranges between 5 and 30 meters and has excellent visibility. It is also common to spot Turtles and Southern Stingrays.
Franklin Chang Wreck Dive:
This recent wreck is lays on the ocean floor at a depth of 23 meters with its’ top reaching up to 17 meters below the surface. The wreck is quickly presenting more and more marine life like hundred of different Snappers and Jacks.
– “The Cave” – This is the spot where you’re most likely to see 2-3 white tip reef sharks .
– Shallow dive of 7-15m. Good for beginners. Lots of fish. Great area for snorkeling as well in case someone in your group doesn’t want to scuba.