Guanaja is one of the best kept secrets in the Caribbean and its diving is nothing less than world class. The reefs are full of life and the visibility seems virtually unlimited. Regardless of your diving experience you can find a site to fit your comfort level. Your guide during your visit can take you to your dive sites. Your boat for the week can comfortably accommodate up to four divers. For larger groups arrangements can be made with Nautilus Dive Shop on their boat for an additional charge. The dive shop is just a few hundred yards up the shoreline from Vista Caribe. Leave your tanks at home.
Nautilus Dive Shop has plenty of tanks on hand for a nominal rental charge. Gear and 35 MM underwater cameras are also available for rent. Listed below are a few dive site recommendations for your enjoyment.
Michael’s Rock Reef – Depth 10 – 70 feet: This location has it all. Easy dive, great snorkel and secluded white sand beach. Pack a lunch and plan on spending the day in this area.
Michael’s Rock Channel – Depth 30 – 130 feet: This beautiful natural cut has a reef wall lining the edge of the channel. Between 25 – 80 feet you will take in amazing coral formations and the constant activity of this thriving reef.
Jado Trader – Depth 80 – 110 feet: This 260 foot freighter was sunk in 1987 to form an artificial reef. The boat rests at 105 feet deep. Close to the freighter are two coral heads one of which contains a volcanic cave. Wreck diving experience recommended.
Half Moon Reef/Channel – Depth 20 – 80 feet: This easy dive also makes a perfect destination for those who just want to snorkel. Visibility is usually amazing on this vibrant reef.
Black Rock Canyons – Depth 20-60 feet: Created by volcanic action you will find many caves, tunnels and crevices. Expect to see morays and lots of marine life. Be sure to bring a light.
The Pinnacle – Depth 10 – 130 feet: This plentiful coral stand provides great underwater photo opportunities.