To dive in the waters of Central America and the Dominican Republic is to do it among dolphins, sharks, seahorses or whales, as well as the impressive bottoms of the barrier reef or spectacular volcanic sites.
The grandeur of the Blue Hole
If there is a star diving spot in Belize, it is the Blue Hole. Here you can dive among reef sharks and bull sharks, as well as enjoy spectacular stalagmite and stalactite formations. Another option is Glover, the farthest atoll from the mainland and a marine reserve declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Underwater biological reserves
Costa Rica is nature in its purest state, also in the sea. Here, it is possible to dive in biological reserves, such as Caño Island, the point with the highest underwater visibility in the country. The dives are not very deep, although bull and tip sharks, dolphins and turtles can be seen. In Catalina Island, an ideal area for beginners, seahorses and rays can be found.
Diving in lakes
El Salvador offers a different kind of diving in its volcanic lakes, such as Coatepeque (Santa Ana), where you can dive to 115 meters with impressive lava bottoms and rocky walls. Another perfect area for lovers of this sport is Los Cóbanos (Sonsonate), which has coral reefs, and where in addition to the exuberance of species, there are submerged ships of the nineteenth century.
Diving among sunken ships
Guatemala has a multitude of dive sites ideal for any type of diver, both on its coasts and in its interior. One of them is in Las Lisas, where it is possible to dive among sunken ships such as La Traba, at 33 meters deep, or the Barco Chino, at about 18 meters. Another option is El Cráter Azul, with crystalline waters and impressive vegetation.
Amazing beauty under the sea
Honduras has many places for diving. One of the most interesting is Black Hills, in the southeast of Utila, in the Caribbean, where it is possible to enjoy colorful coral walls, with groupers and sponges surrounding a sunken ship, the Haliburton. In the distant Guanaja Island, it is possible to see hammerhead sharks, pinnacles, a multitude of tropical fish or volcanic caverns.
Spectacular natural areas
Spectacular natural spaces. That is what Nicaragua offers. One of these places is the Xiloá volcanic lagoon, home to turtles, crabs and 14 species of fish. The bottom is very steep, making it an ideal place for wall diving. Another option is San Juan del Sur, an authentic paradise of dolphins, rays, turtles and lobsters. In addition, the bottom is no deeper than 18 meters.
A paradise called Bocas del Toro
Panama is a paradise for scuba diving lovers. One of the most outstanding places for this practice is Bocas del Toro. Known as the Galapagos of the Caribbean, it is Panama’s first marine park and one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is possible to find everything from sharks to seahorses.
A marine world to discover
Coral reefs, underwater caves, galleon wrecks, shipwrecks and a multicolored world of marine life are some of the surprises that the waters of the Dominican Republic offer to those who decide to explore submerged cliffs of 40 meters in the Saona and Catalina islands, see turtles and eagle rays in Playa Frontón in Las Galeras, or snorkel with the fish of Cayo Arena.
Coral reefs, underwater caves, galleon wrecks, shipwrecks and a multicolored world of marine life are some of the surprises that the waters of the Dominican Republic offer to those who decide to explore 40-meter submerged cliffs in the Saona and Catalina Islands, see turtles and eagle rays at Frontón Beach in Las Galeras, or snorkel with the fishes of Cayo Arena.