Big Drop Off Dive Site

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This dive site is a sheer vertical wall running along the whole side of Ngemelis Island. It is a drift dive where divers can see many different kinds of fish along a magnificent reef wall.

Visibility is excellent and averages at around 25 metres but this varies according to the tides. It is suitable for all level of divers and the currents are only moderate. The dive is completed with the limits of recreational diving so does not exceed 40 metres but the edge of the reef drops down to around 270 metres. This is a spectacular view.

The wall is covered in sea fans and soft corals with huge varieties of colours and the marine life is astounding. Divers will spot fusiliers, Moorish idols, butterfly fish, angelfish, and square anthias along the top of the wall and then further down, scattered around will be many different clownfish and anemone fish. Along the top as well, divers will see turtles feeding along the reef. They have become used to divers and snorkelers and will approach divers. Amongst the corals, macro divers will be able to spot leaf fish, stonefish, and lionfish hiding amongst the rocks.

Along the sandy bottom, nurse sharks and white tip reef sharks can be seen sleeping. Leopard sharks and grey reef sharks also are commonly seen patrolling the area. Given the variety of fish life and corals, this site is also a great spot for underwater photographers.

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