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Diving in Providencia
When to go to Providencia
There is a hot and sunny climate every day. October is the rainiest month, while June and July are often windy with occasional storms. The average air temperatures are typically between 25C/77F and 30C/86F year round. The temperature of the water is 27-29C/80-84F most of the year. There is a great visibility 20-30m/66-98ft. Special times to visit include late June for the island's carnival, or early May when the black crabs descend from the mountains to lay their eggs. What to see The marine life is abundant: a lots of fragile and vulnerable corals like cuerno de venado, cuervo de arce, coral columna, brain coral, coral látigo, star coral, fan coral, finger coral, coral pluma, coral fuego and others; a lot of species from the Caribbean like butterfly fish, barracudas, Agujetas, stripes, parrotfish, goat fish, snappers, groupers, dolphins, sharks and much more.
Scuba diving in Providencia
Isla de Providencia (Old Providence) is a mountainous Caribbean island. It is a part of the Colombian department of Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina and the municipality of Providencia and Santa Catalina Islands, lying midway between Costa Rica and Jamaica. Santa Isabel is the main town in Providencia. Providencia is a very scenic island, with lovely empty beaches, a typical Caribbean climate, laid back atmosphere and friendly people. The majority of beaches are unspoilt and undeveloped. Scuba diving around Providencia is excellent. Here one finds the 3rd largest barrier reef in the world, which is just more than 32km/20mi long. There is the variety and accessibility of diving within a small area for both novice and advanced divers. There is a great diversity of different dive areas - cliffs, caves, blue holes and many sunken pirate ships and galleons. Blue Hole, Contour, Tete’s Place, Bajo de San Felipe, Left Channel and Turtle Rock are the best dive sites.