The dive shop features a full range of rental gear including BCDs, regulators, fins, masks, snorkels, weights and belts, dive lights, and "shorty" wetsuits.
We run 3 dive trips daily: 9 am, 11:30 am and 2 pm. Night dives are by appointment. Both snorkel trips and Hobie Kayak rentals are offered as well.
We keep all dive excursions to a comfortable group size of 8 to 12. Our dive boats are custom built with individual tank racks, and provide for a safe and intimate diving experience. Our daily dive trips include sites for both the inexperienced and the advanced diver. We will be happy to customize our trips for your group.
Our PADI instructors teach a wide variety of courses, from Discover Scuba Diving all the way to Divemaster/Assistant Instructor. To give yourself more time in the water while you are here, you may also opt to do your theory learning through PADi elearning (www.padi.com). When you register for elearning, please indicate that Dive Little Corn is your dive center so we receive your paperwork and are ready when you arrive on the island to complete your certification. You can also complete your classroom work in your home town, then do the water work with us, completing your certification after presenting us with a referral letter from your classroom instructor.
So, what's the diving like?
The island is protected on three sides by an intricate barrier reef system, which features a wide and healthy variety of corals, sponges and marine animal life. There are some 20 different dives sites located all around the island. The boat trip from the dive shop to the dive site takes between 5 and 15 minutes. Average depth is between 30 and 80 feet, which allows safe and long bottom times; most are 45 to 50 minutes long. Our conditions are excellent for the underwater photography enthusiast. Year-round water temperatures average 28 degrees Celsius (82 degrees Fahrenheit) and visibility is around 50 feet.
Our underwater scenery is varied and diverse:
White Holes, a dive off the north end of the island, includes white sands, huge elkhorn coral formations, plenty of nurse sharks sleeping on the bottom, eagle rays, porcupine puffers, spotted drums and schools of many other Caribbean tropical fishes.
Shark Hole provides truly stunning diving, where black tip, reef and bull sharks swim with you as you negotiate a network of caverns and swim-throughs underneath the reef.
Tarpon Channel is a dive right in front of Casa Iguana. This cut through the reef has wild rock formations and overhangs, schools of eagle rays and lookdowns and, yes, tarpon. On several occasions we've had close encounters with a large resident hammerhead shark — and we even have the photos to prove it.
Virtually every site provides the likelihood of spotting schools of barracudas, jacks, African pompanos, big kingfish and much more.