Villa María La Gorda Hotel & International Diving Center
María La Gorda
International Diving Center
Ideal place for scuba diving

Enchant dive site at María La Gorda


Dive Site El Encanto in María La GordaDive Site El Encanto in María La GordaDive Site El Encanto in María La Gorda

"El Encanto"

depth range: 100 feet

features: big tunnels from 18m to 25m, dive in sic-sac through the wall.

The site known as Encanto, is locasted just off the coast of María la Gorda, and comprises of a beautiful wall with lots of tunnels and caves. This is a popular site, and consequently can be busy and suffer from poor visibility as a result. The site is well worth a visit however, especially if you can go during a quieter period.

The wonderful diversity of marine plant and animal species creates a visual feast full of stunning colours, beatiful formations, and elegant patterns. Ranging from nudibranches to arrow crabs, the array of life forms at this site is wonderful, and barracuda and stingrays are regular visitors to the area.

Photography in the area is excellent as visibility can be as high as 30m+ on a good day, however this is greatly affected by the numbers of divers at the site, and the sea conditions. A wonderful dive for intermediate to advanced divers, with depths exceeding 30m, and an array of sights and sounds that will be highly memorable.

Nigel Alexander Hunt

Welcome to my site dedicated to María La Gorda International Diving Center. I am "poco a poco" researching and updating it with the aim to provide as complete as possible record of the hotel's ancient and recent history; bearing in mind that the goings-on today may one day be of historical interest.

My site is NOT the official website of the current hotel operator, and is by no means endorsed by them; but I am grateful for their help with the research and supplying some of the photographs.

You can make from this site room reservations through the Bizloco eTravel System operated by Cubaism Ltd which has a direct contract with the current hotel operator.

Best wishes for

Nigel Alexander Hunt