Located near Wreck Alley, Thumb Rock is a diving site with crystal clear water and some of the most amazing marine life in the area. The name portrays perfectly the shape of this massive underwater pinnacle which resembles a thumb.
Corals and sea fans coat the bottom of the ocean, some rocky formations and the walls of the pinnacle, piecing together a very colorful and joyful canvas. Wavy underwater plants add some extra greenery to this landscape and provide a huge playground for the local fish.
Tarpons, French angelfish, filefish, queen angelfish, damsel fish, spotted drums, seahorses, creole wrasses, lobsters and barracuda, all these exotic species are reason enough to bring your camera along to capture some amazing pictures.
The nearby sites that have divable shipwrecks may be more popular compared to Thumb Rock, but the marine life found here exceeds the one swimming around those wrecks; if you want to explore the wonders of underwater life, Thumb Rock is an excellent option.
Photos by Armando Jenik