The largest wreck site in the Caribbean, the Bianca C is a 600-foot cruise ship that sank in 1961 and lies on a sandy plain in 51 meters (167 feet) of water. At times there are strong tidal currents, making this an advanced deep dive. The top deck lies at 27 meters (90 feet) and most dives proceed around the stern, where you can swim into the pool, visit the wheel-house on the aft deck and peer down at the sandy plain below. There are schools of jacks, barracuda and spotted eagle rays in abundance.
Boss Reef/Spice Island Reef
The ideal place for beginners, the reef is a level sand area edged by a reef of finger coral, interspersed with brain coral that supports an array of tropicals. There are three main dive sites: The Hole starts in sand bars then descends down a slope to 15 meters (50 feet). Further along this gentle drift dive, you will come to the hole, a frequent hangout for barracuda. The Valley of the Whales is a colourful dive site where hills of coral contrast with occasional Spanish hog-fish. Forests of Dean offers vast expanses of soft brown coral “”trees”” that hide shoals of tropicals. In the sand-patches you will find rays, conch and octopus.
The wreck of a sailing vessel was placed as an artificial reef just off the wall of Molinere. A nice easy wreck dive for the intermediate diver, well covered wreckage houses small critters and a pair of French Angel fish. The sand surrounding the wreck is spiked by garden eels swaying in the slight current waiting for food passing by.
Because of the current, this dive site is only suitable for experienced divers. The Atlantic and Caribbean Sea meet here, providing divers with a good drift dive. The reef slopes down to a maximum depth of 23 meters (75 feet) and the hard-coral formations remind one of Chinese pagodas. Marine life includes black durgeons, nurse sharks, conch, barracuda, sea anemones and triggerfish.