HALF DAY DIVE – SPANISH BAY

Shallow reef. Beautiful soft corals. Calm waters.

Protected from the deep blue by Turneffe Islands, Spanish Bay usually provides calm waters even when other areas are choppy from wind. The protection is good for divers and good for the corals which have avoided damage during storms.

We dive along a sloping wall. We descend at approximately 50ft/15m onto a sandy bottom and then swim out along the wall to a maximum depth of 70ft/21m. Halfway through the dive, we ascend to the top of the wall where shallow reef creates a “field of coral” approximately 30ft/10m wide, an excellent opportunity for divers to spread out and explore the coral crevices where we find Turtles, Moray Eels, Crabs, and other creatures.

Common wildlife to see:

Eagle Rays, Nurse Sharks, large friendly Groupers, Moray Eels, Lobsters, Loggerhead Turtles, Hawksbill Turtles, Tarpon, Spotted Drums, Pederson Shrimps, Cleaner Shrimps, Arrowhead Crabs, Channel Crabs, Southern Sting Rays, Squid, French Angelfish.

Common coral to see:

Many varied species of: Gorgonians, Anemones, Tube Sponges, Barrel Sponges, Encrusting Sponges, Vase Sponges, Brain Coral, Staghorn, Fanworms, Feather dusters, Christmas Tree Worms, Hydroids, Tunicates, Zoanthids, Corallimorphs, Spaghetti Worms

Possible to see:

Reef Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, Dolphins, Nudibranch.

  • Number of Dives: 2, with snorkeling during the surface interval
  • Number of Divers: 4-10
  • Schedule: Leaves at 9 AM. Returns at approximately 3 PM.
  • Distance: 1 hour
  • Maximum Depth: 70ft / 21m.
  • Experience Level: All
  • Price: USD$135
  • Includes: Scuba gear (BCD, weights, fins, mask, regulators, snorkel and wetsuit), light snack and water.