Guam Dive Spots

If you are looking for a unique place to dive Guam is the place. With its tropical paradise, waterfalls, caves, gorgeous beaches, and turquoise water how can you go wrong. Guam falls in the Coral Triangle which is the most diverse coral reef region in the world. If you’re not a scuba diver you can get Certified for $99 at MDA Scuba.  When you come to Guam here are a few ideas of what you can’t miss.

Tokai Maru and SMS Cormoran

Perhaps the most well-known dive sites on Guam, this combination of wrecks from two different world wars is the only such dive site in the world. Both wrecks are unique dives on their own, but a chance to touch both at the same time is a memorable achievement on any diver’s bucket list.

Experience level: Advanced

The Blue Hole

The Blue Hole is a crevice that opens into the ocean floor off Orote Peninsula. The dive begins at 50’ and lets out at 135’. This dive has some of the best visibility on the island at an incredible 100’+. Make sure to spot the large tuna, unicorn fish, and reef sharks on this beautiful blue ocean dive.

Experience level: Medium to Advanced

11-Mile Reef

This dive take you 11 miles off the coast of Guam where the ocean floor rises to around 100 feet creating an oasis of sea life. You’re likely to spot reef sharks in these exceptionally clear waters.

Experience Level: Advanced

Cocos Island

You will find this dive on the south shores of Guam. Here you will be next to a tiny island called Cocos Island. Often done as a drift dive, ride the currents as you pass over fish-filled coral beds off the east and west coasts of Cocos Island. Keep an eye out for turtles, spotted eagle rays, and white tip reef sharks. Like many of the dives further off the coast, the visibility here is much clearer than at reefs closer to Guam.

Experience: Medium

American Tanker

Resting on the south side of the Apra Harbor jetty, this water barge turned artificial reef starts at 50’, making it a great beginner wreck dive. With the calm waters of the Harbor to protect you there is not much of a current. Stop to take your picture with the American flag, a stunning site under water.

Experience: Beginner

Coral Gardens

This underwater wonderland of coral formations is located just south of the marina in Agat.  In addition to the massive coral structures, you’re likely to spot lion fish, eels, and Christmas tree worms in this peaceful and relatively shallow (45’) underwater garden.

Experience: Beginner

 

 

 

 

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Beach dive sites:

Shore Dive Certification (only one in the world)

Here is a unique idea if you’re a scuba diver already. There is a 4 dive class that you can get the only Shore dive Certification in the world. It’s only $100 for 4 guided dives off the shore of Guam (no boat needed). If you don’t have enough time meet at the MDA Dive Shop on the weekend for a free guided beach dive. Saturday 8:30, 12:30 or Sunday 12:30.

Fish Eye/ Piti Bomb holes

This dive is located on the east side of the island in Pity bay. The Piti bomb hole is a collapsed cave that is filled with water and sand. Since this site is a marine reserve there is an abundance of fish. Keep your eyes open for turtles, 200 species of fish, barracuda, dolphins, eels, and more.

Beach entry difficulty: Easy

Dive Experience: Beginner

Umatac Beach

This dive is not well known in the dive world but with first hand experience you should try it. This dive site is in the south of Guam outside the town of Umatac. You will have about a 50 yard walk to the edge of the water. Entry here is through some lava rock into the water, so take your time and be careful. Once in head straight out where there will be a wall drop off. Here you can catch some black tip sharks, Rays, turtles, coral life and fish all over.

Beach Entry difficulty: Medium

Dive Experience: Medium

Amtrac Agat:

This dive you will park at the Agat Cemetery which is a town located in the South East corner of Guam. The amtrac stands for an amphibious personnel carrier from World War II. I would highly recommend a guide for this beach dive since its pretty tuff to find. The access is tuff due to having to walk pretty far to get to the waters edge. The amtrac sits in about 40’ of water so its easy to get to if you know where you going. Also expect to see a lot of coral, and fish on this adventure.

Beach entry Difficulty: Hard

Dive Experience: Medium

Family Beach

This dive is off Apra harbor and accessible to the public. Since the military shares this harbor you may see a battleship or a few carrier ships in the bay as well. Take a drive to the end of the road. Park on the road. Take a quick 30’ walk through the sand to the water’s edge. Here you will swim out about 20’ and cruise along the valley floor that runs parallel to the shore. You will experience lots of coral and sea life with no current to speak of.

Beach entry Difficulty: Easy

Dive Experience: Beginner

Old Wives Beach/ Turtle Rock

If you love turtles this is your place. This dive is located on Big Navy (US Navy base) so you will need someone to guest you in. If you don’t know anyone then you will need to hire a boat to take you. Its and easy access point through the sand beach. But be aware if the tides are up you will feel surges and current even at 50 feet. Here you should be able to see some huge boulders, coral, fish, eel and lots of turtles.

Beach entry Difficulty: Easy

Dive Experience: Medium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Guam Dive Spots

If you are looking for a unique place to dive Guam is the place. With its tropical paradise, waterfalls, caves, gorgeous beaches, and turquoise water how can you go wrong. Guam falls in the Coral Triangle which is the most diverse coral reef region in the world. If you’re not a scuba diver you can get Certified for $99 at MDA Scuba.  When you come to Guam here are a few ideas of what you can’t miss.

Tokai Maru and SMS Cormoran

Perhaps the most well-known dive sites on Guam, this combination of wrecks from two different world wars is the only such dive site in the world. Both wrecks are unique dives on their own, but a chance to touch both at the same time is a memorable achievement on any diver’s bucket list.

Experience level: Advanced

The Blue Hole

The Blue Hole is a crevice that opens into the ocean floor off Orote Peninsula. The dive begins at 50’ and lets out at 135’. This dive has some of the best visibility on the island at an incredible 100’+. Make sure to spot the large tuna, unicorn fish, and reef sharks on this beautiful blue ocean dive.

Experience level: Medium to Advanced

11-Mile Reef

This dive take you 11 miles off the coast of Guam where the ocean floor rises to around 100 feet creating an oasis of sea life. You’re likely to spot reef sharks in these exceptionally clear waters.

Experience Level: Advanced

Cocos Island

You will find this dive on the south shores of Guam. Here you will be next to a tiny island called Cocos Island. Often done as a drift dive, ride the currents as you pass over fish-filled coral beds off the east and west coasts of Cocos Island. Keep an eye out for turtles, spotted eagle rays, and white tip reef sharks. Like many of the dives further off the coast, the visibility here is much clearer than at reefs closer to Guam.

Experience: Medium

American Tanker

Resting on the south side of the Apra Harbor jetty, this water barge turned artificial reef starts at 50’, making it a great beginner wreck dive. With the calm waters of the Harbor to protect you there is not much of a current. Stop to take your picture with the American flag, a stunning site under water.

Experience: Beginner

Coral Gardens

This underwater wonderland of coral formations is located just south of the marina in Agat.  In addition to the massive coral structures, you’re likely to spot lion fish, eels, and Christmas tree worms in this peaceful and relatively shallow (45’) underwater garden.

Experience: Beginner

Beach dive sites:

Shore Dive Certification (only one in the world)

Here is a unique idea if you’re a scuba diver already. There is a 4 dive class that you can get the only Shore dive Certification in the world. It’s only $100 for 4 guided dives off the shore of Guam (no boat needed). If you don’t have enough time meet at the MDA Dive Shop on the weekend for a free guided beach dive. Saturday 8:30, 12:30 or Sunday 12:30.

Fish Eye/ Piti Bomb holes

This dive is located on the east side of the island in Pity bay. The Piti bomb hole is a collapsed cave that is filled with water and sand. Since this site is a marine reserve there is an abundance of fish. Keep your eyes open for turtles, 200 species of fish, barracuda, dolphins, eels, and more.

Beach entry difficulty: Easy

Dive Experience: Beginner

Umatac Beach

This dive is not well known in the dive world but with first hand experience you should try it. This dive site is in the south of Guam outside the town of Umatac. You will have about a 50 yard walk to the edge of the water. Entry here is through some lava rock into the water, so take your time and be careful. Once in head straight out where there will be a wall drop off. Here you can catch some black tip sharks, Rays, turtles, coral life and fish all over.

Beach Entry difficulty: Medium

Dive Experience: Medium

Amtrac Agat:

This dive you will park at the Agat Cemetery which is a town located in the South East corner of Guam. The amtrac stands for an amphibious personnel carrier from World War II. I would highly recommend a guide for this beach dive since its pretty tuff to find. The access is tuff due to having to walk pretty far to get to the waters edge. The amtrac sits in about 40’ of water so its easy to get to if you know where you going. Also expect to see a lot of coral, and fish on this adventure.

Beach entry Difficulty: Hard

Dive Experience: Medium

Family Beach

This dive is off Apra harbor and accessible to the public. Since the military shares this harbor you may see a battleship or a few carrier ships in the bay as well. Take a drive to the end of the road. Park on the road. Take a quick 30’ walk through the sand to the water’s edge. Here you will swim out about 20’ and cruise along the valley floor that runs parallel to the shore. You will experience lots of coral and sea life with no current to speak of.

Beach entry Difficulty: Easy

Dive Experience: Beginner

Old Wives Beach/ Turtle Rock

If you love turtles this is your place. This dive is located on Big Navy (US Navy base) so you will need someone to guest you in. If you don’t know anyone then you will need to hire a boat to take you. Its and easy access point through the sand beach. But be aware if the tides are up you will feel surges and current even at 50 feet. Here you should be able to see some huge boulders, coral, fish, eel and lots of turtles.

Beach entry Difficulty: Easy

Dive Experience: Medium

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