Tunel del Amor
"Tunnel of Love"
Location: El Colony International Scuba Diving Center
Coordinates: 21º 35,056 N - 83º 10,311 W
Maximum depth: 35m
This point is located to -15 meters deep, it is formed by an inclined abrasive plain, dissect with coralline bottom - rocky, ridges, buckets and solid coralline to the foot of the scarp and an exuberant scarp with a tunnel being to the -33 meters deep, it presents a longitude 4 meters and a circumference 1.50 meters, the bottom of the tunnel it presents sand for what is recommended to kick smoothly for not causing suspension One can observe great diversity of sponges as Pseudoceratina crassa (branched tube), Aplysina fistularis (yellow tube), Ectyoplasia ferox (of Carmelite octopus), Iotrobota birotulata (of green fingers), poliquetos like Spirobranchus giganteus (Tree of navidad),Pomatostegus stellatus (), Notaulax nudicollis (), Bispirina brunnea (), nudibranquios like Glossodoris sedna, Phyllidiopsis papilligera, Hypselodoris edenticulata, and cartilaginous fish as the Ginglymostoma cirratun (Shark nurse), Dasyatis centroura (American Rayalatigo).