At the Cathedral, Pescador Island, there is an unbelievable variety of corals, frogfish, schools of lionfish, barracudas, tuna, and snappers, etc. There is a magnificent cave that has a heavenly view of the surface so it’s easy to see why it’s called the Cathedral. Occasionally you will meet sharks and at the northeast side there is a plateau where you can find nudibranchs, shrimps and lots of other small marine life. The wall is covered with soft coral which offers a home to octopus, moray eels, snake-eels, nudibranchs and many more.
The dive at the east of Pescador Island starts at a plateau that turns into a sloop which is covered with all kinds of hard and soft coral. If you take a good look, you’ll find a lot of scorpion fish, razor fish, sweetlips, potato groupers, snappers, schools of tuna and barracuda. The dive ends on a plateau. Look carefully and you’ll find a lot of small marine life here.
Pescador Island’s southwest side is much the same in topography as the northeast side. The vertical wall drop off from around 10 metres is impressive. During our diving here we saw several turtles on the upper reef wall. At one point we found a large opening in the reef wall which allowed us to swim in and underneath a large overhanging cavern, ascending a few metres before exiting carefully from a different area. Here there was magnificent pink and blue soft coral. A friendly remora (pilot fish) joined us on the latter part of our dive and spent at least 20 minutes in varying positions attempting to attach itself to my buddy’s cylinder, legs and other unmentionable regions.