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Playa Guardalavaca

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Playa Guardalavaca

Postby Turtlesareamazing » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:07 pm

Head out from the small bay with the statue.

Its pretty shallow for the first 300 yards (guesstimate) with mostly seagrass covering the sand. The main reef takes a while to get to, but it is worth the patience (and effort) and rewards you with a heck of a lot more than you see on the way out! Most people seem to stay in the seagrass zone which made no sense to me given the rich diversity a short swim away.....

It starts off pretty shallow, but you see plenty of fish - and I stayed here whilst I got my bearings and my confidence before going further. As you continue out over the shallow coral, the water gets deeper and the coral gets bigger; theres living hard and soft coral and some great little ´canyons´ to look into and explore. I wasn´t expecting it to be this pretty underwater.

I saw (naming with the help of friend who snorkels and lots of online image searches - apologies if I´ve got the names wrong....) Sergeant majors, yellowtail snappers, parrotfish, blue tangs, damselfish, blueheads, ocean surgeonfish, butterflyfish, grunts (French, bluestriped), goatfish (yellow, spotted), yellowhead wrasse, blue chromis, squirrelfish, mahogany snapper,, rock beauty, bar jack, schoolmasters, trumpetfish, spotted trunkfish, queen angelfish, yellow stingray, barracuda, greater soapfish

Turtlesareamazing
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Re: Playa Guardalavaca

Postby Turtlesareamazing » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:42 pm

Sorry, I meant to say - be aware, look out for warnings too as there can be Portugese Man-o-War´s about.


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