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Diving in Margarita Island

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When to go to Margarita Island

Margarita Island offers scuba diving year-round with average water temperatures of 25C/77F to 27C/80F and average water visibility of 10m/32ft to 30m/98ft. The dry season is summer and fall. What to see Many of the sites have small platforms, cracked walls, shipwrecks, different reefs, anemones, corals and an abundant marine life, including angelfish, butterfly fish, grouper, crabs, leather bass, surgeonfish, octopuses, seahorses, dolphins, rays, schools of jacks, hogfish, squirrel fish, puffer fish (porcupine fish), spotted drums, needle fish (trumpet fish), barracuda, grunts, sardines, damselfish, flying gunnards, reef squid, spotted eels and scorpion fish, among others.

Scuba diving in Margarita Island

Margarita and its neighbouring islands are an amazing place to dive, not only because of their great diversity of fish, coral and plants, but also because of the quality, as 48% of Margarita Island is protected. Scuba diving in this region is available to divers of all experience levels with a variety of diving activities offered. Margarita Island has many dive sites: some of the best places to dive are El Farallon, a huge rock buried in the water at a depth of 14m/45ft, Cubagua, the Archipelago Los Frailes with its Pecha, Punta, and Cominoto dive sites. A bit further - in Los Roques divers can have a fascinating experience. Los Roques is a paradise, rated one of the best diving spots worldwide, and is distinguished by its clear and transparent water and the rich variety of the marine species in the archipelago that will impress any scuba diver. The most famous dive sites are La Pierda de la Guasa/"The Stone of Guaza," a huge mountain in the bottom of the ocean with excellent marine life and the "Tounge of the Ocean," a wall ranging from 3m (10ft) to 61m (200ft) in height. Boca del Cote offers coral reefs with the typical reef fish, lobsters and more. "Boca del Medio" features the brightest corals, schools of barracudas, rays and nurse sharks. Other dive sites that are worth visiting include Boca de Cote, La Buceadora, Dos Mosquises, Francisqui, and Rabusqui.

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