Diving Corn Island

Starfish Corn Islands

We read in advance about the scuba diving in Corn Islands- big fish, uncluttered sites, nice reefs -and couldn’t wait to try it ourselves! We spent 5 days diving Corn Island, Nicaragua and this is what it was like.

Not A Great Start

It didn’t start out great – on Sunday and Monday,  the wind and waves were very strong – and even with Gravol, it was tough being on the boat. Below the surface, the waves affected visibility and moved us around a lot. But, we kept with it, and the last few days have been great!

Diving Corn Island dive sites
Dive map of Big Corn Island

Spotting Fish while Diving Corn Islands

We dove with Dos Tiburones the entire time at several different reefs for 8 dives in total. We saw sharks, rays (no photos of the rays), lots of massive lobsters, eels, schools of fish and some beautiful reefs.

This is a very heavily fished island so there weren’t a LOT of big fish as we’ve seen in other places like Cuba or Galapagos (but Galapagos isn’t a fair comparison anyway), but it was still fun diving.

Starfish Corn Islands
Shark Corn Island
Eel Corn Islands
Lobster diving Corn Island

Dive Groups

We met dive instructors and divemasters in training from all around the world (including a Quebecois!) and had a great time diving with them. Some of them even knew the instructors who trained me in San Juan del Sur, and one recommended a dive back on the mainland. They even had an open mic night at the dive shop/café which was entertaining.

Dive Conditions

The weather was too rough to go to Blowing Rock, the most famous dive site out here, but we are happy with the diving we did and the wildlife we saw while doing it. One thing we can’t complain about is the water temperature – it’s been mid 20s the whole time.

Diving Corn Islands
Brian diving Corn Island

Wifi has been spotty for us so apologies for the length of time in between posting. We’ve also been very relaxed, but now it’s our last day here. The diving on Corn Island was a highlight. Tomorrow it’s back to the mainland and volcanoes.

Diving Corn Islands
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Author: Mel

Living aboard a sailboat, blogging about the places we visit and the adventures we have. Love hiking, cycling, scuba, animals and adventure.

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