CERRALVO ISLAND AREA

La Punta Norte
The Rock Highway
Punta de la Ventana
Las Arenas
Punta Perico
El Cardonal
Pescadero Area
Cerro Verde
Rancho Buena Vista
Reef

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The area around Cerralvo Island is extremely beautiful and hosts an array of different types of diving as well as species of fish.

La Punta Norte
This is the northern point of Cerralvo Island and a beautiful dive. With a maximum depth of 60ft (18 meters) we find a maze-like reef teeming with life. Among the Coral Heads play Sea Turtles, Mexican Barracuda, Moray Eels and Shoals of Sergeant Majors.

The Rock Highway This site appears as a long rock bar that resembles an actual highway. The depth ranges from approximately 55 to 70 feet, surrounded by a sand floor. Huge over hangs and crevices house many lobster, an abundance of Moray eels, and very large Dog toothed Snapper.

Punta de la Ventana
A difficult place to dive mostly because of heavy currents. But when the conditions are right, it's really a great site.

Las Arenas
A shallow reef with soft and hard corals. This makes for a great surface interval for snorkeling with many varieties of tropical reef fish, as well as Star fish.  This site has a maximum depth of 35 feet.

Punta Perico
With a maximum depth of 70 ft., this site has three distinctive terrain changes. The first is large boulders with many cavern-like swim through's. The site then opens up into unique monumental type rock formations. Towards the end of the dive, it completely changes into large channels that resemble a huge rat maze. This site harbors large schools of Lady fish as well as many other species of tropical fish. Sometimes we've been lucky enough to find Sea Horses. There is a constant supply of Parrot fish, Cabrilla and Pargo.

El Cardonal
This shallow reef is located in between Cerralvo and Pescadero areas. Maximum depth is only 35 feet, but the large amounts of branching Elegant Stony Coral and numerous varieties of tropical fish. There are also Green Moray Eels, Spotted Snake Eels, Tiger Reef Eels and the beautiful Zebra Moray. This is also a site where you are likely to see many different species of Nudibranch.

Pescadero Area
A beautiful dive site for scuba and snorkelers alike. Depth ranges from 15 to 80 ft. This reef offers a maze-like pattern where corals, sea fans, sea stars and a wide variety of tropicals will be discovered around every corner.

Cerro Verde
Begins in 25 feet of water and slopes down to approximately 90 feet. It features large schools of Amberjack and lady fish. It also harbors a wide variety of star fish such as Chocolate Chip Sea Stars, Tan Sea Stars, Panamic crown of thorns, Yellow spotted and Spiny stars, to name a few. There is also a community of Cortez sting rays with loads of Garden eels living in the sandy floor on the north side of the rock bed. This area is also a seasonal provider of Nudibranch.

Rancho Buena Vista Reef
Although small and shallow this reef is rich with marine life.

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