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This is another great dive site for seeing larger marine life including rays and sharks. It is also visited for the amazing topography found here. The site is made up of some terraced steps that go down to around 30 metres. This then drops down to around 40 metres to a sandy bottom. The whole area is covered in soft black corals and these are a wonderful sight as they gently sway in the water.

The maximum depth of the dive is 40 metres with most divers finding they average around 30 metres of water. The currents are normally quite mild and if they do build up they do not build up too much. The steps make for amazing scenery and this is a great dive site for underwater photographers. It is an all round good dive for all divers as it if provides fantastic marine life, great scenery, and a nice and easy dive.

The black corals are home to the Pacific seahorse so divers should spend some time exploring the corals for these and other smaller creatures. They are also moray eels and octopus in the area. Divers can look forward to seeing schools of barracuda, parrotfish, hogfish, damselfish, wrasse, red-lipped batfish, puffer fish, turtles, scorpionfish, groupers, and creole fish. There are also stingrays, white tip reef sharks, and occasionally hammerhead sharks and dolphins.

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