One of the easiest reefs in the world to dive: you drop down, go left, go right, and at half a tank, turn around until you come across a rope that extends from Captain Don's pier all the way to the sandy bottom at 130 feet (yes, I checked).
While the reef is dived frequently by inexperienced divers, both Don's and neighboring Buddy Dive are scrupulous about keeping newbies in proper buoyancy and have large sands patches between the shore and the drop off to practice and test skills, so the damage could be much much worse.
The reef is filled with life of all kinds and is ideal to practice underwater photography on. The wreck itself, La Machaca, is an old 40 foot boat purposely sunk to provide photo opportunities and a haven for fish. You will always find sergeant majors guarding their eggs on the hull, and usually one or two morays either in the wreck or under coral nearby. Abundant macro opportunities, from shrimp and crabs to frogfish, and the occasional dolphin swooping by. There is almost always a ballon or porcupine fish resident on the wreck, too.
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