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150 Logged Dives

Columbia Shallows

With a max depth of 25 feet, this is the perfect site for beginner training, new divers, update classes, or divers looking for an abundance of marine life and long bottom times. Endless photography opportunities for experts & novice OW photographers is also a plus!

Frequent turtle and nurse shark sightings year round, as well as eagle rays during the winter months. Wide variety of baby fish, schools of adults fish species, crustaceans and coral.


TEMPERATURE & VISIBILITY*

This data is provided from the logbook information in the MySSI app

DIVE TYPES

  • Drift Dive
  • Macro Spot
  • Snorkeling

Level

  • Beginner

Programs

  • Scuba

Entry

  • Boat

Body of Water

  • Salt Water

currents

  • no
  • moderate
  • medium

Maximum Depth

  • 13m

Visibility

  • 28m
This data is provided by divers logging their dives in the mySSI App
Wildlife Diversity
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sharks
Nurse Shark
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Common Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Trumpetfish
Flounder
Molluscs
Octopus
Squid
Crustaceans
Shrimps
Lobster
Crab
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Sharks
Nurse Shark
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Common Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Trumpetfish
Flounder
Molluscs
Octopus
Squid
Crustaceans
Shrimps
Lobster
Crab

RECOMMENDED TRAINING

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Fish Identification

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