Deep Reef documentation
There is a number of deep drop-offs and seamount scattered around the National Park. The volcanic north coast of Coronados island, with its impressive cliffs and dramatic formations offer lava walls that drop down deep, creating the perfect habitat for black coral forests and big fish. Piedras Blancas is one of the most amazing dives in the National Park, but also one of the most risky ones, since currents can be ripping and depths great. Depths drop below 40 meters / 130 feet, and there is little documentation about what lies down there.
Carmen island also has some deep walls and seamounts, like el Bajo del Murcielago o el Abismo that are worth documenting below recreational levels.
The southern region south of Danzante island has a few seamounts that go deep, rich in black coral. This area is seldom dove and little information has been gathered.
Other areas outside the National Park deserve exploration as well.
For this project, NITROX certified divers and extended range divers are required.