The Corridor (3% off)
VIP Price: $115.00
Tour Operator: Manta Scuba Diving
Corridor Tour Highlights:
- Enjoy more remote quiet dive sites
- Get close to migrating Whales during the surface interval (seasonal)
- Explore the small creatures that hide between the corals and on the sea fans
- Experience a ride on our well shaded, fully equipped, custom made dive boats
- Dive in small groups with a PADI certified Divemaster or instructor
The rocky reef formations are different from those found in the Marine Park and offer different dive profiles and are especially good for encounters with schooling rays.
Most mornings our 2 tank trips for certified divers head out to the Corridor to begin the day with these underwater safaris. This allows our divers to see more sites and make the most of our multiple day packages.
In the months from December to April we usually find Humpback and Grey Whales cruising along the shore, posing for photos!
Chileno is a large bay with very few other visitors. The dive site is best toured in the 40 to 60 foot range following a rocky reef system that juts perpendicular from the beach. Chileno is one of the best sites to find Diamond Stingrays and Guitar Fish resting on the sand, schools of Pork Fish and Zebra Eels.
The rocky reef system here is covered in small colonies of finger coral, sea fans and sponge. Look closely for sea horses and stone scorpion fish, both great at hiding out in the open. The dive is usually conducted as a drift dive, with the reef to one side and the deep blue to the other; don’t forget to keep an eye out for schools of Mobula Rays passing by.
Santa Maria is a small shallow bay rich in coral coverage. Starting in the bay we make our way westward following the rocky reef system, another easy drift dive. As we make our way out of the bay the depths drop off to 50 or 60 feet and the rocky formations grow.
Santa Maria has many sandy channels between the coral encrusted rocky formations and is a good place to see Cortez Rays, Lobsters, Spotted Boxfish, Calico Lizardfish and Loosetooth Parrotfish among many other species. As always, keep an eye out for schooling Rays and the occasional Banded Guitarfish.