Our House Reef, well what can I say. Taurito has been home since 1998 and we dive this reef pretty much every day and we still have great experiences on it. The reef itself has an abundance of life, which is surprising considering the proximity to the beach. We get kitted up at the equipment room and head down to the beach to enter the water, it is a short swim to the ‘Baby Reef’ where we do most of our Discover Scuba Diving program and the in-water training for our PADI courses. Snorkelers love this reef for its shallow depth and closeness to shore allowing hours of lazy floating around. The reef is about 5m at this point, with the natural reef formation lying right next to the artificial reef, which was laid some years ago and has become home to much marine life, which increases year by year.
As we continue down the reef the depth slowly increases to a maximum of 10m with large boulders lying on a sandy bottom. We normally do around 45 minutes on this dive and exit back to the beach The reef abounds with all types of fish life, small shoals of Roncador and Sardine, with a few Trumpet Fish and Garrdfish moving in and around the large boulders on the reef. An assortment of Bleny, Weever, Wide-eyed flounder, Scorpion and Lizardfish hover around the sand and reef area as well as the beautiful Sharpnose Puffer and Brown Puffer. Cuttlefish and Octopus are frequently seen and on occasion baby Angel Shark and Butterfly Ray hide under the sand.
Dive Type: Reef
Water Temp. Summer: 25 C
Water Temp. Winter: 20 C
Depth: Max. 10 m
Distance from Diver Center: 3 min.
Minimum Certification: PADI Scuba Diver and above