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 dive site on this trip will be at the Wit. The Wit is a 300-feet long sunken ship, the first at Turneffe. Diving on The Wit is a unique and wonderous experience for any sea lover. The ship has just recently been sunk. So, for a time, divers have the opportunity to observe a rare and exclusive event, as the marine life transform this human made structure into a home, a nursery, and a shelter. This site is at a depth of eighty feet with a bottom time of around fifty minutes. Following this exhilarating dive, we will dock at Calabash Caye where lunch will be served, and you can also enjoy a leisurely nature walk along The Calabash Nature Trail. Then we will head to Northern Turneffe to dive one of the pristine walls provided there.
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 lunch on the caye. 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. Requires a $50US Park Fee.