Diving in Central America

    Jim’s Silverlode Guanaja Island, Honduras

    Jim’s Silverlode presents a tunnel along the wall at a depth of 21 meters which will bring divers into a sandy-bottomed amphitheater-like area populated by huge groupers, yellowtails, moray eels, and swarms of silverside sardines. This is an intermediate-level dive.

    Jado Trader Roatan, Honduras

    The Jado Traderis a renowned sunken 60-meter freighter which is lying on a sandy shelf next to the barrier wall. The fish are fed here, and so plenty of grouper and yellowtail hang around, as well as moray eels, horse-eye jacks, and amberjack.Hammerhead sharks have been spotted at the site. This…

    Don Enrique Wreck Guanaja Island, Honduras

    The wall here drops 24 meters to a sandy bottom, which slopes down to a sunken shrimp boat, the Don Enrique Wreck. Its mast stabbing 15 meters up through the water. Both the wreck and the wall are teeming with sealife, often including spotted eagle rays.

    Black Rock Canyon Guanaja Island, Honduras

    Black Rock Canyon presents a maze of caves and tunnels, which was created long ago by volcanic activity. There are plenty of silverside sardines, glassy sweepers, groupers, and barracudas. Sharks and moray eels are known to sleep in its nooks and crannies — be sure to bring a dive light.

    Roatan Banks Cayos Cochinos, Honduras

    It is mound at a depth of 14 metres and the sea life here is incredible: huge schools of jacks, barracuda and snapper, turtles, rays, groupers and every type of coral and reef fish can be found here. The water is extremely clear most of the time. However the currents are sometimes very strong and…
    Wizard Cake briefing map

    Wizard Cake Rum Cay and Conception Island, Bahamas

    This is a good spot for shallow and deep dive as well. The coral canyons on either side of the mooring drop to a sandy bottom in 60 feet. The canyons lead out to the wall but there are holes plenty through the coral. Stingrays and Spotted Eagle Rays are seen frequently.
    Chimney Briefing Map

    Chimney Rum Cay and Conception Island, Bahamas

    An excellent dive to get accustomed to the dramatic tunnels that are common on the island walls. The tunnel here is large enough to dive a truck through, they exist on the wall at 110 feet on the bottom. For the adventurous swim west along the wall from the first one, on the right is a more…
    Seagarden

    Seagarden Rum Cay and Conception Island, Bahamas

    A relaxing dive in shallow water. The lobsters and crabs are prolific here. Look on the underside of the algae-covered coral heads and ledges for them specially in night-dive. Swim toward the wall for the good visibility.
    Hyperspace Briefing Map

    Hyperspace Rum Cay and Conception Island, Bahamas

    The site is composed a few hidden mushroom-shaped coral heads on the wall. Long overhanging ledges with a maze of tunnels are excellent for exploration. Look for the unique variety of colorful sponges and coral. Don't forget to look into the blue where usually sharks appear.

    Grand Canyon Rum Cay and Conception Island, Bahamas

    The main attraction in Rum Cay is the Grand Canyon Dive site, a 60 foot coral wall that almost touches the surface of the water.

    Sumner Reef Rum Cay and Conception Island, Bahamas

    In Sumner Reef you'll find staghorn coral and turtle sightings are common.

    HMS Conqueror Rum Cay and Conception Island, Bahamas

    Wreck diving is popular in Rum Cay as the island owes its name to a Rum Ship that capsized off its shores. HMS Conqueror is a spectacularly preserved Caribbean wreck dive providing a glimpse into the regions swashbuckling past. The HMS Conqueror is known as the “Underwater Museum of the…

    Pinder Reef Rum Cay and Conception Island, Bahamas

    On Rum Cay's Northwest Wall deep sites such as Pinder Reef hold predictable sightings of sharks, rays and barracuda. Elsewhere divers explore tunnels and canyons that cut into the reef base under Rum Cay.

    Dynamite Wall Rum Cay and Conception Island, Bahamas

    Rum Cay is especially well known for its spectacular wall dives. Dynamite Wall is a fine example of the dividable tunnels that cut deep into the reef walls of Rum Cay. Staghorn and other species hang from the wall and sides of the canyons.

    East Wall Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

    Grand Cayman's East Wall is among the most pristine ofCayman's wall dives however the prevailing winds out of the east makethis area the roughest in the Cayman Islands. BecauseEast End walldives are much less frequented than any other wall dive sites on GrandCayman, they remain in remarkable…

    West Wall Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

    Grand Cayman's West Wall offers the best consistencyand overall variety for both novice and beginner wall divers. Featuringintricate swim through's, tunnels, chutes, caverns and topography, thewest wall of Grand Cayman is also famous for much of the photographyseen in "The Firm". Some of the most…

    South Wall Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

    Grand Cayman's South Wall lies somewhat farther fromshore and is generally only frequented during times of nor' westers,which are cold fronts causing high seas that prohibit wall diving onmost other parts of the island. Grand Cayman's south wall sustained thegreatest damage during Hurricane Ivan in…
    Franklin Chang

    Franklin Chang Wreck Tortuga Island, Costa Rica

    This 95-foot long coast Guard vessel wreck between Tortuga Island and Negritos Island was sunken as artificial reef. The Franklin Chang lies in upright position at a depth of 23 meters with its’ deck reaching on 18 meters below the surface. The wreck is presenting after only a few years a…
    Franklin Chang Wreck

    Franklin Chang Wreck Tortuga Island, Costa Rica

    This 95-foot long coast Guard vessel wreck between Tortuga Island and Negritos Island was sunken as artificial reef. The Franklin Chang lies in upright position at a depth of 23 meters with its’ deck reaching on 18 meters below the surface. The wreck is presenting after only a few years a…
    Inside Franklin Chang

    Franklin Chang Wreck Tortuga Island, Costa Rica

    This 95-foot long coast Guard vessel wreck between Tortuga Island and Negritos Island was sunken as artificial reef. The Franklin Chang lies in upright position at a depth of 23 meters with its’ deck reaching on 18 meters below the surface. The wreck is presenting after only a few years a…
    Franklin Chang Engine Room

    Franklin Chang Wreck Tortuga Island, Costa Rica

    This 95-foot long coast Guard vessel wreck between Tortuga Island and Negritos Island was sunken as artificial reef. The Franklin Chang lies in upright position at a depth of 23 meters with its’ deck reaching on 18 meters below the surface. The wreck is presenting after only a few years a…
    Guapinol

    Guapinol Herradura, Costa Rica

    Guapinol is a wide volcanic rock formation on a tip of a small point.As it is a shallow dive, diving there is only possible with calm sea.Guapinol has often very good viz due his exposed location and a veryvast number of fishes, some of them difficult to see elsewhere like,Long Fin Treveally,…
    Guapinol Sea Fan

    Guapinol Herradura, Costa Rica

    Guapinol is a wide volcanic rock formation on a tip of a small point.As it is a shallow dive, diving there is only possible with calm sea.Guapinol has often very good viz due his exposed location and a veryvast number of fishes, some of them difficult to see elsewhere like,Long Fin Treveally,…
    Guapinol Snail

    Guapinol Herradura, Costa Rica

    Guapinol is a wide volcanic rock formation on a tip of a small point.As it is a shallow dive, diving there is only possible with calm sea.Guapinol has often very good viz due his exposed location and a veryvast number of fishes, some of them difficult to see elsewhere like,Long Fin Treveally,…
    Dolphins at Acuario

    Acuario Tortuga Island, Costa Rica

    This group of underwater rocks and channels is home to different species of fish and here you will have the chance to see big schools of big eye jacks close to the surface.

    Salmedina Panama city, Panama

    The reef is full of marine life and was the cause of many shipwrecks.

    Isla Montuoso Coiba Island, Panama

    This is an island far out into the Pacific ocean. The ride is very long (4 hours). On this dive, you will see lots of coral and underwater life. You'll also see the large pelagics and ocean fish. During certain times of the year, you may also see the Galapagos Seals.

    Islas Ladrones- Humpback Rock Coiba Island, Panama

    This is a great structure, it looks like a humpback face when the waves move just right. This is a pinnacle that comes up from 65 feet to within 5 feet of the surface. You can see an amazing amount of big ocean pelagics here. The Freakin ZooPretty much an underwater zoo... again a place that you'll…

    Islas Ladrones- Ciudad Perdida Coiba Island, Panama

    What an amazing structure. Underwater, it looks like building foundations with steps and walkways and such. Really interesting. The underwater life here is many varieties of colorful coral and an amazing variety of coral fishes. Also, you'll see the big ocean guys blow through and some white tip…

    Islotes Cativo David, Panama

    On this dive, you will see lots of coral and underwater life. This dive is good for beginners, with depths of 20 - 50 feet. Divers can dive the rock outcropping in the rear with depths of 18 - 80 feet.
    Very nice easy, starts around 20 feet and ends around 50 feet. You'll see at least a dozen varieties of coral and an amazing amount of colorful reef fish.
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    Punta Manglar Bocas Del Toro, Panama

    Named for a hotel that’s no longer there, this reef is home to thousands of damselfish, mostly in the 5-7m range. Large and varied coral formations slope from 7-18m, then flatten out and gradually turn to sand. Pufferfish, yellow/southern stingrays, and morays are commonly found here, as well as…
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    Punta Manglar Bocas Del Toro, Panama

    Named for a hotel that’s no longer there, this reef is home to thousands of damselfish, mostly in the 5-7m range. Large and varied coral formations slope from 7-18m, then flatten out and gradually turn to sand. Pufferfish, yellow/southern stingrays, and morays are commonly found here, as well as…
    photo by ••cd••

    Punta Manglar Bocas Del Toro, Panama

    Named for a hotel that’s no longer there, this reef is home to thousands of damselfish, mostly in the 5-7m range. Large and varied coral formations slope from 7-18m, then flatten out and gradually turn to sand. Pufferfish, yellow/southern stingrays, and morays are commonly found here, as well as…

    Wash Rock Bocas Del Toro, Panama

    Similar to Dolphin Rock, and located at the other end of the bay. The rock formations here are a little more intricate, with the tradeoff being a few less pelagics hanging around. Changing currents and limited visibility make this site somewhat disorienting. There are some rock walls from 12-22m…
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    Dolphin Rock Bocas Del Toro, Panama

    This site is an isolated spire of rock a few hundred meters off the Northeastern coast of Isla Bastimentos, close to (but not accessible from) Wizard Beach. Large parrotfish and schools of jack live here, and since the Rock is exposed to the open sea, you'll never know what to expect - although the…
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    Dolphin Rock Bocas Del Toro, Panama

    This site is an isolated spire of rock a few hundred meters off the Northeastern coast of Isla Bastimentos, close to (but not accessible from) Wizard Beach. Large parrotfish and schools of jack live here, and since the Rock is exposed to the open sea, you'll never know what to expect - although the…
    photo by ••cd••

    Shashe Bocas Del Toro, Panama

    This site is situated between Isla Carenero and Isla Bastimentos, and is swept by a strong, nutrient-rich oceanic current, as well as medium to strong surge. Its name is a mispronunciation of the name of one of the ships in Columbus' 1502 fleet - she foundered on the reef here, and promptly sank.…
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    Shashe Bocas Del Toro, Panama

    This site is situated between Isla Carenero and Isla Bastimentos, and is swept by a strong, nutrient-rich oceanic current, as well as medium to strong surge. Its name is a mispronunciation of the name of one of the ships in Columbus' 1502 fleet - she foundered on the reef here, and promptly sank.…
    photo by ••cd••

    Playground Bocas Del Toro, Panama

    A circular reef in the bay in front of Bocas town forms the Playground. This site has more soft coral formations than most others in the area and green/hawksbill turtles can often be sighted here between April and June. Playground is VERY close to Bocas town, just a short 3 minute boat ride away.…