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Following are descriptions of a selection of dive sites in a certain area. Go to the other pages for descriptions of dive sites in the other areas.

Area: between Santa Cruz and Tangolunda.           Boatride: 5 to 20 minutes.


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Diving "Tapescos"

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Tapescos                        Tangolunda

This fascinating dive site is a gigantic rock formation standing on the seabed at 40m/130ft with it´s peak about 10m/30ft from the surface. It has everything from bizar outcroppings to canyons, holes, sand patches, walls and overhangs. A place to marvel at the big schools of Latin Grunts and Red Snappers passing by as well as Amber Jacks, groupers and the occasional Manta Ray. Although the sea is usually calm here, it´s a site for the more experienced diver, mostly because of the depth.


Spotted Eagle Ray (Photo by Herman)

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Punta Tejon                           Chahué

Impressive bottom composition with big limestone rocks often visited by Eagle Rays which pass by in pairs or schools with up to ten individuals. The depth here is 21m/70ft maximum and from the point you can follow the rocky bottom all the way up to Tejon beach if you want to and your air consumption allows you. In this shallower part you´ll still encounter various amazing rock formations with a variety of fish and sometimes turtles. In the sand you can usually find Stingrays.


School of Surgeon Fish (Photo by Ursula)

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Morro Tejon                           Chahué

An interesting dive site with a giant submerged rock with plenty of life around it. You can dive all around the rock or it´s also worthwhile spending the time exploring just one of the sides. You´ll be amazed at the amount of marine life you can discover if you hover for a while over a small area. There are lobsters, Arrowhead Crabs, Moray Eels, Snake Eels, starfish, octopusses, and often schools of Yellowtail Snappers, Surgeonfish or Latin Grunts eveywhere. It's an ideal site for training dives.


A cloud of tiny, young fish around coral heads

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"La Blanca South"                  Chahué

This rock, or little island, received its name (blanca means white) because of the “bird s**t” that covers it. Around it you find an abundance of marine life in variable depths, ranging from 6m/18ft to 27m/90ft, with a distinct bottom topography on each side. On he south side you´ll find impressive rock formations with sandy channels and canyons and a wide variety of fish. This area is frequently visited by  Eagle Rays and other bigger fish, including the occasional Nurse Shark. One group of divers even met with Orcas here.


Diving along the coral plates at "La Blanca"

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"La Blanca North"                   Chahué

The shallower inside of the island has some coral and lots of fish, while on the far east side you´ll find some interesting rock formations. You´ll find many different creatures from Stonefish to nudibranches and Arrowhead Crabs to Snake Eels, we even encounter sea horses here once in a while. The depth goes to about 20m/66ft max. on the west side of the island where you can dive along some cliffs that form small walls. The shallow sandy part is suitable for training dives, although it´s not always calm.


A bit of flora growing on the rocks

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Campanario                          Chahué

Only a short boatride from Santa Cruz, this is a shallow site with much to discover. It has a sandy bottom filled with smaller and bigger rocks and pieces of coral scattered around the area. You can find a wealth of smaller marine life on the rocks and in the countless nooks and crannies, amongst others octopi, nudibranches and other snails, polyps, sea urchins, starfish, small lobsters and crabs, moray eels, Snake Eels and a variety of small fish species. Ideal site for beginners or a relaxed shallow dive.


Ideal site for snorkeling!

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"La Entrega"                       Santa Cruz

Here you find big coral plates at an average depth of 3m/10ft and a maximum depth of 8m/25ft, separated from boat traffic by buoys especially for snorkeling. Filled with marine life and very colorful, it´s an ideal site for beginners, night dives, training dives or for those who simply like to do a shallow and relaxed dive. Don´t be surprised when during the dive you get “encircled” by a school of thousands of sardines, an amazing experience! This site can also be reached by land for beach diving.


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