For more information on the dive sites, click on the dive flag on the map below.
This is one of our most popular sites, positioned on the northern part of the island on the outside of the fringing reef. Being shallow, it is suitable for both snorkelers and divers and makes a perfect trip for the end of the day! Its name comes from the fact if you look from the surface there are a series of white patches surrounded by magnificent corals such as the Elk Horn - rated as the healthiest in the Caribbean by both divers and marine biologists! This areas is home to many nurse sharks sleeping the day away. Divers can also experience regular visits from stingrays, eagle rays, and big schools of blue tangs and barracuda, making this a site many will return to.
Max depth 9m/29ft
A large coral "bomby" (coral formation surrounded by sand) set inside the lagoon on the north of the island, Buoy is a great site for schooling barracuda and southern stingrays. Buoy is also a popular destination for our famous night dives, where it is common to view various turtles such as the hawksbill and loggerhead, along with the Caribbean spiny lobster and octopus. However, the real treat at night is when the lights go out and fireworks show of phosphorescence and String of Pearls appear! Also adjacent to Buoy are some smaller "bombies" we call Buoy Rocks, which we include as part of the dive for experienced divers. The goliath grouper and king crabs occasionally visit here.
Max depth 13m/42ft
Another popular night dive only 5 minutes in front of Dive Little Corn, Casa II is a small coral mound encrusted with hard and soft corals and sea fans. It's packed with small reef fish, porcupine puffers, and ocean triggerfish - even the occasional visit from bottle-nosed dolphins! At night watch out for octopus, moray eels, and toad fish lying silent ready for their next meal!
Max depth 16m/52ft
Clint’s favorite site, named after the previous owner of Dive Little Corn, this site on the "windy" side of the island has small caves and tunnels carved into the coral rock by the constant seas brought by the northeast winds. Marine life sightings include schools of grunts and snapper hiding out in the caves; divers may also encounter eagle rays, remoras, reef sharks, tarpon, and African pompanos occasionally drifting by.
Max depth 12m/42ft
A favorite of both our staff and divers, Shark Hole is a short distance from Grant's Cave (sometimes both dives are done as a drift for experienced divers). A labyrinth of tunnels with openings in the ceiling sending down beams of sunlight, making a perfect scene for the underwater photographer. Glass-eye sweepers are found schooling inside the tunnels and lookdowns, and eagle rays and Caribbean reef sharks are often swimming curiously over the top investigating the strange bubbles rising from the coral.
Max depth 12m/42ft
Commonly a morning dive due to its depth, this is probably our most colorful site, often joined with Abel Hole as a drift dive. It's packed with colorful sponges and soft and hard corals surrounded by huge schools of yellowtail snapper (hence the name), grunts, durgons, queen triggerfish, and occasionally nurse sharks, eagle rays, schools of jacks, and cobia. Those with a sharp eye may find the tiny Nudibranch's, another great site for the underwater photographer. Yellowtail is also a prime site for seeing dolphins on the surface and quite often playing around the divers, a priceless experience!
Max depth 18m/60ft
Stop ... hammer time!
This is Shell's favorite site, and as many as four great hammerheads often come to Tarpon Channel to feed on unsuspecting stingrays! This you think would be enough for one dive, but this dive site also has huge coral rock walls with hidden caves and tunnels to navigate; eagle rays glide over you while you watch the big midnight parrot fish biting chunks of coral to feed on the algae and then excrete what becomes coral sand surrounding Little Corn Island. This site does go deeper than 18m/60ft but can still be dived by those who have not completed their advanced, by avoiding the deeper sections and leveling off at 17m/57ft.
Max depth 23m/75ft
Another colorful site similar to Yellowtail, only 5 minutes northwest of Dive Little Corn, Jake's is a great site for the photographer due to its color and abundance of reef fish along with the oddly shaped trunkfish, cow fish, jack knife, and our favorite juvenile drum fish. Quite often loggerhead, hawksbill, and green turtles can be found sleeping in the coral or coming up for air, and are even seen mating on the surface!
Max depth 16m/52ft
This is one of our deeper sites a little south of Jake's Place, home to huge porcupine puffers, hog fish, and drum fish. Set aside from the reef is a small young "undesigned" artificial reef put in a few years, ago including a toilet!? Close to this is a small patch of the very timid garden eels, which do a kind of "Mexican wave" as you pass. Divers can also spot large diamond shapes dug into the sand - evidence of where huge stingrays have slept the previous night (or perhaps they're still there!).
Max depth 24m/78ft
Truly our best dive site, located 17 miles south of Little Corn Island. A trip to Blowing Rock is composed of a 2-tank dive with a surface interval on the boat, so bring a drink, food, hat, sunglasses, and some sun lotion.
Blowing Rock is our most visually impressive site - a huge formation of rock and coral that pierces the surface as waves smash dramatically against the rock. The depths below highlight an abundance of marine life that features bigger and more numerous schools than those found around Little Corn. Commonly seen are huge reef sharks, turtles, curious eagle rays, barracuda, dog-tailed snapper, and even very occasional sightings of bull sharks. Due to the layout of Blowing Rock, both open-water and advanced divers can dive this site. Some students pay an extra fee to combine their advanced course (Deep & Fish ID) as it just can't be missed! The 30- to 40-minute journey each way can be a little bumpy at times, but every customer is always happy! Some have even rated this as their favorite dive in the Caribbean!
Max depth 28m/91ft
We have many other sites; descriptions will come in the near future.