Scuba diving in Shark Shallows

Access
From Boat
Diver level
Advanced
Depth
Average: 72.16 ft
Maximum: 114.8 ft
Visibility
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft
Sharks Shallows is located just south of Ocotal beach. The site consists of a series of five rock formations. The first two formations with a maximum depth of 22m/75ft at the second rock are visited by most divers. The next three rock formations are rarely seen by most recreational divers due to challenges with air consumption. Marine life that is commonly seen at this site includes spotted eagle rays, common rays, moray eels, octopus, white tip sharks, large schools of fish, turtles and the rare black tip shark.

When to go

Diving is available all year-round. The average annual air temperature is around 21-27C/70-81F. The average annual water temperature ranges between 20-24C/68-75F. The maximum depth of the site is 35m/115ft with water visibility ranging around 10-30m/32-100ft.

What to see

Spotted Eagle Rays, Common Rays, Moray Eels, Octopus, White Tip Sharks, Turtles, Black Tip Shark

Reachable from

Playa Ocotal

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