Directly in front of BPDC we have over 30 dive sites within a 8-15 minute boat ride. Explore spur and groove canyons which go from east to west along the second largest barrier reef in the world! With a much different topography than Hol Chan, these dive sites begin at 30-40ft/9-12m and gently slope down the edges of the canyons which average 60ft/18m.
Dive sites are chosen by your dive master on the day depending on weather conditions and if you’ve been to a particular dive site before (we avoid taking you to the same dive sites unless requested). Before each dive, your dive master will brief you thoroughly on the dive site going over maximum depth and recommended bottom time. Upon arrival at the dive site, it’s time to grab a hold of your mask and fins and have our dive masters and captain take care of the rest. Once you’ve descended your dive master will begin to guide you along the edges of the spur and groove canyons pointing out many types of coral and marine life alike. Some of the most common creatures you’ll see include nurse sharks, turtles, rays, eels, groupers, snappers and occasionally, dolphins! These dive sites are very unique and not as common as wall diving which creates a perception of flying as you glide from canyon to canyon some of which slope down over 130ft/40m. After your first dive, we make our way back to the dock for our surface interval where you can enjoy fresh fruit and snacks while you prepare for your next dive and talk about all the great things you saw on your last.
You then make your way back on board and head out for another dive or can choose to do a 1 tank dive. Our local reef dives average 60ft/18m and perfect for all levels of diver (weather dependent) and offers a large variety of coral, macro and pelagic marine life. 2 tank local dives leave at 9am or at 2pm everyday and return approximately 3.5 hours later.