Guacamaya (the Spanish word for macaw) is one of our coastal dive sites located to the north of Potrero bay and on the way towards Playas del Coco. Guacamaya is usually the first of a two tank dive as it’s furthest from our base in Flamingo. Guacamaya is well known and popular when weather conditions may not allow other sites to be accessible
The small island formation is attached to the mainland by a shallow pebbled spit that sits right below the surface and despite being right on the coast you can get depths of up to 80 ft (22m) here. You can also stay nice and shallow making it a great spot for beginner divers too. The interesting rock formations leave cracks and spaces for a multitude of marine life to hide out. Turtles are often seen around this area, along with sightings of nurse sharks. It’s also a great place to look for the smaller creatures.
Time of year and weather conditions can find the water temperatures to range between 65-80 degrees F (18-27C).
Marine life that is commonly seen includes moray eels, octopus, nurse or maybe white tip sharks, large schools of fishes, turtles, round rays and lobster. Coastal sites are also good places to look for seahorses and nudibranchs!