Marie L is a cargo boat that was sunk – along with the Pat and the Beata – with the sole purpose of creating excellent underwater scenery for divers; located on the south-western side of Cooper Island, this site is very close to a reef wall magnificently coated with some of the most vibrant colored corals.
You will see some occasional exotic fish swimming around the wreck but they are rare, Marie L is a diving spot known mostly for its wreck, garden eels and the stingrays that lurk in the sandy bottom.
Because of the depth, the diving is done in shallower waters near the boat mooring area but you will soon be mesmerized by the incredible view ahead of you so make sure you don’t run out of gas. This is the place where underwater photography portrays some amazing sceneries and the shipwreck will look incredible, covered in corals and eroded by time.
Photos by Armando Jenik