Discovered by and named for a prominent local divemaster, Manuel’s Wall lies just inside the deep channel off Isla Solarte. Encourage your captain not to anchor in the sensitive corals atop the wall; this means a free descent to 14m. At the bottom is a very flat, young reef with a heavy damselfish population, tons of macro life, and a wide variety of soft corals. The site consists of two walls, the first at fourteen meters and the second at twenty two meters. The walls are populated by large gorgonian corals and sponges, as well as snapper, grouper, and reef fish. A watchful eye will reveal a Colon (Columbus)-era anchor still lodged in the second wall at about 20m, thoroughly encrusted with growth but still very identifiable.
It’s a free descent entry, beware of the current.