Crack Reef Dive Site

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Named after a large crack in the reef than starts from the surface and runs down to over 40m deep, this site which attracts shallow reefers as well as deep dive enthusiasts can be reached by boat in 20 mins from Layang Layang jetty, and has gorgeous coral gardens and gentle slopes around the reef tops, and a magnificent wall dive lit up with rays of sunbeams.

Full of colourful and sparkling marine life, fauna and soft corals, some of which are quite rare, such as cauliflower corals, black corals, finger leather corals and devils hand corals, you can also find hard coral varieties like stag horn and jewelled finger stony corals amongst the shallows, which are all teeming with macro creatures and reef fish like wrasse, butterfly fish, parrotfish and angelfish, and if you are lucky you could glimpse the more unusual foxface rabbitfish and tang fish varieties like the blue-eyed bristletooth tang that live in the gardens.

As you descend into the abyss of the crack and down towards two ledges found about 30m below, you’ll see an incredible array of barrel sponges, whips and corals hanging onto the wall as pygmy seahorses peek out amidst red and blue sea fans and orange gorgonians, and you could spot blue-ringed octopi and sleeping leopard sharks.

With outstanding viz up to 50m you can enjoy the sights of fish racing up and down, turtles swimming by lazily and Large pelagic fish like whitetip sharks, barracudas, tuna and occasional schools of hammerhead sharks cruising in on the gentle currents. Best suited for intermediate to advanced divers, and as with most deep wall dives, keep an eye on your air and depth gauges!

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