Scuba diving in Punta Arena Caverns
Punta Arena Caverns, also known as Small Cut, is located off the shore of Ambergris Caye. The site is known for its tunnels, covered in dazzling, red seaweed. Divers should know that this type of seaweed may be abrasive or cut the skin. The entrance to the tunnels is a triangular opening at the base of the coral ridge. The site also has vertical canyons, caverns, and overhangs.
When to go
Divers can visit Punta Arena Caverns throughout the year. The average sea temperature is 24-28C/75-83F.
What to see
While scuba diving, divers can spot many types of fish, such as pompanos, horse-eye jacks, grouper, lobsters, sand sharks, and barracudas. The reef is full of gorgonians, staghorn and elkhorn corals, lettuce corals, small fish, shrimp, crabs, wrasses, and basslets.