Extension: 13005 marine hectares, 96 land hectare
Temperature: 18ºC – 27ºC/ 64ºF – 80ºF
You will have the opportunity to dive in the Marine Reserve ‘El Pelado’ where you will be able to find rock formations for different marine invertebrates and all kinds of fish species to adapt and coexist, developing and incredible marine reef. As part of your training as a recreational diver, you will learn the importance of marine ecosystems and why their conservation is necessary. Remember that, as divers, our responsibility is to be guardians of the sea and its creatures.
Depending on your experience, we have several dive sites, incredible spots and full of life where you can find a great abundance and diversity of marine species.
Attention!! Between June and October we are in giant manta ray and humpback whale season!! They make use of our Ecuadorian coast line as part of their migratory route. People who decide to dive with us in those months will have the opportunity to observe this magnificent marine species.
How to get?
20 miles from Ayangue beach, approximately one hour by boat
Temperature: 16ºC – 26ºC/ 60ºF – 79ºF
Bajo Cope is considered as the largest aggregation of manta rays in the world with more than 2,500 individuals registered in this site (International Conservation), making it one of the favorite spot for the sighting of these magnificent marine animals.
The Machalilla National Park is one of the first protected areas in Ecuador. It was early recognized in 1979 because of the necessity to protect dry and semi-dry forests and the marine-coastal ecosystem located at southern Manabí province. Here you will discover the incredible rock formations that opened a path to coral communities to developed and allow the existence of a great diversity and abundance of marine species.
Machalilla National Park Marine Reserve is a fascinating place, full of marine life which makes it a perfect place for underwater life lovers. As we mentioned before, humpback whales and giant manta rays make use of the ecuadorian coast line as part of their migratory route. ‘Isla de la Plata’, which is approximately 22 nautical miles from Puerto Lopez port, is also a perfect place for sighting these two amazing marine animals, beside that you will see beautiful colonies of coral, allowing a great diversity of marine life to exist.
However, ‘Isla de la Plata’ is not the only dive site in Machalilla National Park, there are other islets such as Salango, Horno de Pan, Sucre and El Sombrerito, where you can find a wonderful marine life biodiversity.
Learn to dive and enjoy the ocean
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