This sight aptly gets its name from an undercut on the wall at about 85 feet extending back into the wall about 10-15 feet. A very prominent feature of this undercut is the large orange elephant ear sponge on the top lip. Black coral and orange rope sponges are common on this area of the wall below the undercut. Lobsters are common here with schooling horse eye jack swimming on their sides to acclimate to the wall. A large buttress extends out from the wall into the deep. Upon returning to the top edge of the wall, divers are amazed to see bubbles emerging from the coral as a result of their visit to the amphitheater. Flamingo tongues are common on the soft corals on the top of the wall.
Black Coral Forest
At the beginning of this dive, you will encounter large areas of plate coral and deep water gorgonians. With good visibility, you can see a ledge at about 200 feet leading off into the blue. Divers will see several types and lots of black coral here including wire and pinnate. Schools of grunts and numerous parrotfish are common on the top of the wall.
This swim through ravine gives this sight its name. Starting at about 50 feet, you will exit on the wall at 90 feet. The wall is a nearly vertical drop to about 200 feet with scattered wire coral, soft corals, and crinoids in many of the holes. Keep your eyes on the blue water for the occasional shark and eagle ray.
The top of the wall on this site sits at about 45 feet before sloping down like a stairway. This is a unique site due to its lack of sand patches and stairway-like wall. On the wall youíll find schools of barracuda, horse-eye jacks, Bermuda chubs, and hamlets. The occasional hawksbill turtle is also seen on this sight.
In the large square patch of sand near the cable and wireless cable, numerous brown garden eels resembling a large patch of turtle grass can be found. Peacock flounders are also common in the sandy area. During the summer months, nurse sharks are very common at this sight. The top of the wall starts at about 50 feet with a lush top covering of corals. The wall itself is covered with an extensive array of soft corals, tube and rope sponges, and star corals with a huge sand patch at about 130 feet.
Hole in the Wall
This site gets itís name from a hole in the top of the reef that drops vertically from 55 feet and emerges from the face of the wall at 90 feet. Space is limited to one diver in the chimney at a time, and growths along the inside walls are brittle and sharp, so be careful. The wall is loaded with plate corals, schooling fish, and lobsters.
A lovely anchor site that has some great coral formations and beautiful wall!
Real Mans Wall
An impressive dive site that starts with a large canyon that leads you out to 'the wall', exiting at about 90 ft. Numerous stands of Pillar Coral are found here, and schooling fish congregate at the top of the wall. Remnants of 'spur and groove' coral formation form small ridges and rises where lobster, crabs, and other critter that enjoy ther recesses of the reef like to hang out.
Sea Horse Hideaway
This dive site has a 'two-step' type profile with the top of the wall at about 45 feet, dropping off to approx 100 ft before plateauing out approx 50 yards and then dropping off again. Large stands of Pillar Coral are dotted along the wall and in the shallows, as well as large pieces of Brain Coral. Despite its name, you are just as likely to see Sharks on any other dive site at Northwest Point as you are here!!
This sight is south of Eel Garden with the mooring in a large sandy area again with garden eels. It gets its name from the deep crevice that cuts down the wall from the top at about 50 feet down to about 100 feet. This area has loads of Christmas tree worms and feather dusters. If exiting the wide crevasse on the wall at 75 feet, you will encounter a large black coral tree. There is a large pillar coral on the top edge of the wall. Schools of yellowtail, schoolmasters, and mahogany snappers are seen on this sight.
This unique wreck site like no other is just north of Malcolm Beach. Part of the set of the French game show Pago Pago, this sight offers the novice diver or snorkeler an excellent shallow dive. The top of the steel structure is at 15 feet with the bottom at about 35 feet. While about a third of the dome structure has fallen over, the remaining dome is covered with scallops, clams, Christmas tree worms, Secretary blennies popping out, and other small life. Red stripe cleaning shrimp are often seen there, as well as a resident barracuda, gray angelfish, and Queen Angelfish. Scattered around the dome are coral heads and other pieces of the structure affording shelter to fish and invertebrates.
Just offshore from the Tiki Huts on Malcolm Beach, this sight starts at about 40-45 feet. Unlike Eel Garden, there is not a large sandy area. This sight is a good sight for blennies and gobies. Knobby and corkscrew anemones are common. Golden and beaded crinoids can be found in many of the nooks and crannies. Gray angelfish are also often seen on this sight.
The top of the wall starts at about 40 feet and drops sheer to 100 feet where there is a sand shelf. The wall then drops off into the deep. Nurse sharks are commonly seen on this sight. Whitespot filefish, including the orange phase, are commonly seen here, as well as blackbar soldierfish and squirrel fish.
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