Scuba diving in Tuffy Canyons

Access
From Boat
Diver level
Advanced
Depth
Average: 59.04 ft
Maximum: 82 ft
Current
Light
Visibility
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 65.6 ft

Tuffy (also known as Tuffy Rocks, Tuffy Canyons, or San Pedro Canyons), is located near the Tackle Box. The site is named after a shrimp boat named Tuffy that went down years ago. There are deep cracks and narrow tunnels with lots of marine creatures. There is a reef drop-off, located at 24-27m/79-88ft deep in depth.

When to go

Diving is available at Tuffy is all-year-round. The best time to dive is December to April. The average water temperature is 28C/83F.

What to see

The site is well-known for vigorous marine life. Divers can spot lots of angelfish, parrotfish, snapper, grouper, jacks, crabs, lobsters, eels, eagle rays, barracudas, sharks, turtles, and sponges. This site is sprinkled with corals that shelter anthias and wrasses. There are also giant coral structures and staghorn corals.


Reachable from

San Pedro

Liveaboards with trips to Tuffy Canyons

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    Single Dive at Belize Barrier Reef

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