Being close to the launch site is always good. Sandy is one of the most highly trained medics in Ponta. We know from personal experience that she goes out of her way to take expert care of you in the event of an injury – very comforting when you are far from home.
Highlights/Nature of dive: This reef consists of three rocks about 70m apart. This site is very popular because there is a 3m wall along its eastern edge, flattening out to the west. The Main Sister is the biggest rock. To the north of it you will find garden eels on the sand, and may spot an elusive rockmover wrasse flitting between the eels. The fish life consists largely of goldies, rockcod, chocolate dips, dominos, kingfish and big schools of powder-blue surgeonfish. The unspoilt hard and soft corals here are home to porcelain crabs and to carpet anemones, frequented by eggshell shrimps. The black coral is home to the longnose hawkfish, and not too far away a careful search may reveal the elusive painted frogfish. Often you will find honeycomb moray eels in crevices on the reef. There are nudibranchs galore. This is a great site for all types of photography.
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Depth: Varies from 42m on top of the reef to 56m on the sand Diver level: Advanced divers with deep training
Highlights/Nature of dive: This deep reef reminds one of a sunken city, with huge square boulders like blocks. Whip corals grow between the crevices. Schools of small fish frequent the beautiful green coral trees. Home to electric blue sea cucumbers and Spanish dancers, this reef provides excellent photographic opportunities. In the mid-water you will occasionally see marlin, sharks and sailfish.
Highlights/Nature of dive: Not only will you see old anchors on the southern end of the reef, but also two parallel ledges with a variety of reef fish, such as royal angelfish (unique to this site), trumpetfish, longmouth flutefish, butterflyfish, damselfish, anemonefish, eels, crabs, nudibranchs, flatworms, feather stars and starfish. There are beautifully coloured soft corals and anemones, as well as hard corals like staghorn coral. Occasionally you might see a resident grey reef shark.