The Pacific coast area of Ecuador is
renown as one of the best dive sports in around. The reasons for this
are simple - as well as good soft corals and marine life - there is is
over 50 dive spots near Montanita.
This area of the Pacific coast has excellent diving
opportunities. what a combo.. Learning Spanish in the morning right on
the beach, and Diving in the afternoon. With 'El Pelado' (the best
diving around, and many put on a par with diving in the Galapagos) just
offshore, and La Viejita, Punta 40, Salanyo and Isla Del Plata not far away, Montanita is a great place to base yourself
El Pelado is just 20 minutes off shore, and a fantasitc dive location.
It has siimilar urrent systems as Galapagos, and this brings a huge
variety of fish and coral life. It is know for LOTS of fish life and
very good soft and hard corals. You are very likely to see the following
fish in numbers: Surgeon, Puffer, Triger, Moorish idol, Flute,
Trumpet,butterfly, scorpion, Gringos, Yellow snapper, Hog, Barber ,
Porcupine, Parrots (big!), Damsel. Goby.
IThere is also plenty of Wahoo, Tortugas (tortoises), Spotted
rays, manta rays, eagle rayGuitar sharks/rays, s and in season (July to
October) many Whales. Nothing is more incredible than swimming amongst
Learn Spanish and see the underworld in Montanita!