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338 Logged Dives

Punta Venado

Reef platform, also known as Sponge Garden, is a surface with giant sponges growing with the current, the dives are practiced adrift, there are large coral formations in extention, but not in height and appreciates extensive variety of Caribbean marine life.

In general, you can find cat sharks (wet nurses), eagle rays, congregations of jacks, moray eels, turtles and depending on the seasons Bull Shark, squid, jellyfish.


TEMPERATURE & VISIBILITY*

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

DIVE TYPES

  • Drift Dive

Level

  • Advanced
  • Expert

Programs

  • Extended Range (XR)
  • Scuba

Entry

  • Boat

Body of Water

  • Salt Water

currents

  • no
  • moderate
  • medium

Maximum Depth

  • 21m

Visibility

  • 21m
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
Tiger Shark
Bull Shark
Nurse Shark
Rays
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Puffer Fish
Tarpon
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Parrotfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Garfish
Box Fish
Trumpetfish
Flounder
Emperors
Molluscs
Squid
Crustaceans
Lobster
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Sharks
Tiger Shark
Bull Shark
Nurse Shark
Rays
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Puffer Fish
Tarpon
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Parrotfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Garfish
Box Fish
Trumpetfish
Flounder
Emperors
Molluscs
Squid
Crustaceans
Lobster

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