Upon arrival at the Elbow, our Ramon’s Village Divers dive masters will give a dive briefing, and then everyone will do a “giant stride” into the water. A maximum depth of eighty feet is planned, but shallower depths can be maintained per individual diver’s preferences. This is a multilevel dive that allows for about forty minutes of bottom time. This dive normally has visibility of about ninety feet, and currents are constant. You drift along huge coral mounds consisting of hard corals and some of the largest barrel sponges you’ll ever see. Common as well, for deep water, are gorgonians and large schools of snapper, grouper, and horse–eyed jacks. At this site, the stronger the currents, the greater the abundance of marine life. The endless supply of microorganisms drifting in the currents feed the small fish, which feed the larger fish and sharks.
The second and third dives on this trip will vary depending on crew, weather and conditions for the day. Some of the dive sites commonly included are Billy Bob’s Wall, Sayonara, the Play Ground and the Front Porch. These are wall dives ranging from forty feet to seventy feet with an abundance of coral and fish. These dives will also last about forty minutes before another safety stop for three minutes at fifteen feet.
Between the second and third dives, the crew serves lunch on board. You can’t go on shore while on this trip because of the rocky shallow shores around these Mangrove Islands. After the third dive you’ll begin heading back to Ramon’s Village Resort.
Snacks and juice will be served along the way, but don’t forget, Pineapples on the Beach will be waiting to serve you a delicious dinner after your return; it’s not included in the price of the dive. Take time to freshen up, and join us at Pineapples on the Beach for a great evening.
*Trip includes three dives, a Continental Breakfast on the Ramon’s Village dock before departing and sandwich lunch on board. Departs 6:00AM and returns about 4:30PM. Requires a minimum of ten persons or you can pay an additional fee and go with less than the minimum.