Scuba diving in San Jacinto

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From Boat
Diver level
Average: 6 m
Maximum: 15 m
Average: 10 m
Maximum: 20 m
The San Jacinto was the first steam vessel with propellers built by Americans. The ship was sunk in 1865 during the US Civil War. Now the ship’s remains are densely covered with corals, housing hundreds of reef fish. Diving at this site and exploring the San Jacinto wrecks would be a great adventure for history lovers. Divers can examine boilers and pieces of the stern. The rest of the ship has degraded into steel rubble.

When to go

The temperature is relatively high throughout the year in the Abaco Islands. The average winter temperature is 21-27C/69-80F and the average summer temperature is 27-32C/80-89F. The water temperatures are approximately the same as the air. The rainy season lasts from May to October.

What to see

Divers can admire amazing marine creatures while diving at the San Jacinto dive site. Divers can spot moray eels, turtles, lionfish, blue tangs, and crabs.

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