12- Devils Table \ Rocky Bay (max 18m/60ft) - Our closest dive site, this is a great dive for both beginners and intermediate divers. Starting in the sheltered Rocky Bay you make your way along the reef which gradually gets deeper. This is a breeding site for many marine species so divers can see a variety of juveniles circling around the reef. Large patches of purple eggs are protected from the pesky butterflyfish and filefish by boisterous Sergeant Majors. Blue creole wrasse stream through the reef alongside a myriad of parrotfish, yellowtail snapper, french grunts and damselfish. Keep your eyes peeled for octopus, porcupinefish and spiny lobster hiding in the rocks. Don't forget to peek into the series of caves at the end of the dive to see spotted moray and squirrelfish. The dive ends at the mooring after the cardinal marker.
11- Stratmann Wreck (max 18m/60ft) - The Strattman tug is an interesting wreck to explore for intermediate divers and ends with the beautiful Devil's Table reef. The stern sits on the sand in 18m/60ft, surrounded by shy garden eels and tiny yellow-headed jawfish peeking out of their holes. Slipper lobster and french angelfish can be seen at the propeller, while schools of french grunts circle overhead. Look out over the turtle grass to spot turtles and maybe the lone ray. Around the bow you can spot coral banded shrimp, purple cleaner shrimp and if you look upwards, shoals of fast moving silver fish avoiding the great barracuda. Divers can look into the portholes and hatches of the tug for green moray. Squirrelfish and glasseye loiter in the cargo holds. As you cross the turtle grass towards the wreck, look out for the steel girders where moray and crabs lurk and red snapping shrimp hide in the corkscrew anemones. Check out Devil's Table reef for healthy corals and fantastic macro life.
11(2)- Three Wrecks (max 27m/85ft) - Starting at the west cardinal mooring, advanced divers descend onto the stunning Devil's Table reef in 5m/15ft of water. Working your way slowly deeper an ATM machine can be seen on the rocky sea floor at 20m/68ft. The first wreck of a yacht lies at 27m/85ft where green morays, french angelfish and batwing coral crabs lurk. The current can be fairly strong here. Following the turtle grass shallower the second yacht can be found at 14m/40ft, but keep your eyes open for rays and turtles on the way. The dive ends at the Strattman tug with the mooring at 5m/15ft on top of the wreck.
10- North West Point (max 25m/82ft) - A truly memorable dive for intermediate divers along a healthy, vibrant reef which starts at 7m/25ft and drops to 25m/82ft. This site can be dived from east-to-west or west-to-east depending on the current. Look on the large boulders for frogfish next to the colourful sponges and fans. Filefish, trumpetfish, trunkfish and scrawled cowfish flit around the reef while morays and spiny lobster hide under the coral heads. Keep a look out for bumblebee-like juvenile trunkfish and elegant spotted drumfish. Blue, pink and purple vase corals shelter peppermint shrimp whilst flamingo tongues add detrimental colour to the gorgonian fans. Barracuda and cero cruise up and down the reef and maybe the odd turtle or ray if you are lucky.
9- Browns Bay (max 15m/45ft) - A stunning dive for beginners through to intermediate starting at 5m/15ft and gently sloping down to 15m/45ft. Boulders, sea fans, pillar coral and staghorn corals provide the backdrop to this diverse reef full of varied marine life. Look under the boulders for sleeping nurse sharks in the shallower areas. Scorpion fish and moray eels can be seen here too. Porcupine fish, long trumpetfish, scrawled cowfish and octopus decorate this vivid reef while barracuda stalk the edges. Rare elkhorn corals are abundant here.
8- Cathedral (max 30m/100ft) - This site can be dived either way depending on the prevailing currents. This is a steeply sloping reef starting at 5m/15ft and descending down to the sandy sea floor. Spiny lobster are abundant under the stunning coral heads and spotted drum fish flit around and try to hide from divers. Barracuda stalk the reef edge where scorpionfish camouflage themselves, lying in wait for their next meal. Nimble spray crabs shelter behind sea urchin with the juvenile trunkfish seeking protection. Schools of southern sennet, chromis and jacks frequent this reef.
5- Flatrock (max 18m/60ft) - Beginners and intermediate divers enjoy this site which can be dived at 12m/40ft to 18m/60ft. Depending on the prevailing current this can be dived in either direction. A gradually sloping reef which either begins or ends with 'Flatrock' the pinnacle of a large collection of rocks that protrudes from the water. This is a great area to search for frogfish which are commonly seen here – just remember to look for two as they normally come in pairs!
6- Robyn's Reef (max 21m/70ft) - Intermediate divers start at the frogfish haven of 'Flatrock' and gently work their way down the steep reef slope to the sandy bottom. This is an enjoyable drift dive where Queen Triggerfish have been spotted and the azure vase corals stand out against the pink, purple and yellow sponges. The reef life is healthy and big schools of french grunts and blue creole wrasse can be seen. Expect morays, trumpetfish, banded coral shrimp and trunkfish galore! Fans and whip corals form a flatter section of the reef towards the end where barracudas lurk and honeycomb cowfish hide. Look above you for jacks, yellow-tail snapper and tuna. Giraffe garden eels have been spotted here. Named after our very own Robyn Sachs upon completion of her Junior Advanced Deep dive!
5- Long Point (max 40m/130ft) - A stunning and exhilarating dive for the experienced advanced diver. Divers drop in on the reef using the negative entry technique due to strong currents. The steeply sloping reef drops from 5m/15ft to 30m/120ft where it meets a sandy plateau and then once again drops deeper. Keep your eyes on the deep azure blue water for larger fish such as barracudas, sharks, rays and snapper. Turtles and porcupinefish cruise the site while green and spotted moray let the world rush by. Very strong down-currents and up-currents can be experienced when going round the point so be ready to react. Safety stops are carried out on SMBs at 5m/15ft. *FUEL SURCHARGE*