Scuba diving in Montana Amarilla
Montana Amarilla, also known as Yellow Mountain, is so called because of the golden color of the mountain, located next to the dive site. It is situated just outside of town of Las Galletas. A few beautiful rocky formations with pinnacles that break the surface, turn this dive into one of the most scenic with lots of opportunities to explore. The rocky bottom and lava overhangs are home to many inhabitants that hide in the shadows. The marine live is diverse and includes angel sharks, rays, moray eels, garden eels, cuttlefish, octopus, lobsters, jacks, barracuda, grouper, trumpet fish, scorpion fish, parrotfish and wrasse. The maximum depth of this dive site is 25m/82ft. The underwater visibility is around 10-30m/33-98ft. This dive site is best suited for experienced divers. Diving here is done from a boat.
When to go
The average water temperature is around 23C/73F in July and 18C/64F in January. In the winter the air temperature varies from 17C/36F to 22C/72F and from 26C/79F to 30C/86F in the summer. Diving is possible all year round, but the best time to go is from May to October.