Culebra is an 11-square-mile, unspoiled beauty of an island. Its seclusion and spectacular miles and miles of stunning beaches make it perfect for snorkeling and diving. Choose your activity!
Palominito’s wall / Sandslide: Depth: Drop from 15 to 80 feet. A sand slide takes you down to 80 feet deep, forming a semi wall with a large variety of coral, se fans and sponges. The marine life is very diverse, including manatee, dolphins, green and hawksbill turtles, spotted eagle rays, barracudas, groupers, lobsters, moray eels, cowfish, boxfish, blowfish, and more. Little caves are the favorite places of lobsters, pufferfishes, and eels.
Rated as one of the best sites off the east coast, Cayo Diablo is not one but several different sites. Not all the dive operators can always get there because they do not have the proper boats. It is the most remote reef from Fajardo and it takes less than twenty minutes to reach it onboard our boats. Definitely, Cayo Diablo is the place to be. A coral garden dials around the island. Coral is abundant and healthy. A regular controlled current tends to lead schools of barracuda and eagle ray from time to time, visibility is often the best in the area.
Palomino reef: 30 feet
This is a shallow and easy dive. No currents, perfect for beginners and permanently calm since are protected by Palomino Island from the wind. It is a good alternative for a windy day. Sergeant majors, schools of colirubias ( yellow tail snappers), lobsters, snappers, small reef fishes and anemones.
Big Rock/Little Rock: Depth 35 - 60 feet
A formation of big pieces of coral makes this site a very fun dive. The gorgonians never stop their quivering pulsing dance, creating a truly magical ambiance.
Lobos: Depth 6-35ft
Lobos is a private island. A perfect place to live and dive. We will find yellowtail snapper, blue tangs, sergeant majors, dolphins, stingrays, spotted eagle rays, anemones, squid, reef lobsters, toadfish, and octopus. Great to practice underwater navigation. There are holes and channels, some large enough for us to swim through. Brain coral is everywhere and sea fans are favorites for this reef.
The Trench: Depth 15-65 ft
At the trench you will find yourself submerged in a giant “trench” which will gradually become more indented till you find yourself swimming with reef walls on both sides this will end on a drop off at around 35ft which becomes a reef wall that takes you down to 70ft at the trench we sometimes see nurse sharks laying on the bottom and a lot of marine biodiversities as well!
Spurs & Grooves: Depth 10-70ft
You’ll find spur-and-groove fingers growing from a sandy bottom that slopes from 10 feet down to 35 feet, and a brief wall coated with coral and sponges that plummets from 35 feet to 70 feet. This is one of the best sites to see a spotted eagle ray as they tend to cross over the reef in pairs and sometimes even more!