Scuba diving in Black Hills

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Diver level
Average: 12 m
Maximum: 30 m
Average: 10 m
Maximum: 30 m

The Black Hills dive site is a hillock in the middle of the sea, which slopes down to 30-40m/100-130ft. It is very entertaining to dive at the Black Hills, because there are numerous types of colorful corals covering the mound. Divers can explore all the shallows and ledges in search of small fish and crustaceans.

When to go

Útila has approximately the same temperature throughout the year, around 27-30C/80-86F. The average water temperature is 28-31C/82-87F. March through September is the driest time, and October through February has the most rainfall.

What to see

Scuba diving at the Black Hills dive site offers opportunities to observe various schools of fish. Divers may see such local inhabitants as horse-eyed jacks, Atlantic spadefish, Creole wrasses, moray eels, lionfish, and nurse sharks.

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