The best area is just outside the breakwaters - swim out from the beach and through the channel and you will arrive at an artificial reef created by the old breakwaters. Ironically the water temperature is higher here than inside the breakwaters at the beach!
The breakwaters were severally damaged during Tropical Storm Delta in 2005 and it was several years before they were reconstructed. The Marine Fauna and Fauna has gradually recovered and the artificial reef created by the old damaged breakwaters is now teaming with life.
Look out for Octopus, Cuttlefish, Trumpetfish, Rays, Schools of several hundred Barracuda, Grouper (look over the drop off), Jacks, Parrotfish and Needlefish just under the surface.
- Ease of Access: Sheltered beach - it doesn't get any easier than this
- Hazards: None that I can think of
- Visibility: Medium: it gets better in the open water outside the breakwaters
- Best time to go: Early morning combined with low tide (evening with low tide isn't bad either)
- Water Temperature: 18 - 23 C° (warmer outside the breakwaters)
- Highlights: Schooling Barracuda (may be seasonal), Octopus, Trumpetfish