Scuba diving in Sleeping Sharks Cave

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From Boat
Diver level
Average: 65.6 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft
This is an isolated area where divers can observe various species of sharks. This spot was first discovered by Carlos Garciav (local fisherman) in 1969, who free dove to the cave to seek out hiding sharks. It was discovered that due to the cave’s water bubbles with a higher oxygen content and reduced salinity, a large group of sharks can be found “sleeping” on the floor of the sea. Since the sharks are subdued, getting a close-up view is no problem.

When to go

Even though diving here is available all year long, May through November is a hurricane season. The average annual water temperature stays around 27C/80F.

What to see

Nurse sharks are most commonly found, also bull, gray reef and black tip sharks, along with schools of amber jacks, manta rays and turtles, who are frequently seen here as well.

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