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  • 5 # Date: 2012-06-05 - 09:54
  • # Max Depth: 18.3m Duration: 38mins
Diver's Notes

Great Dive, Water Temp Ideal 24degree C
Canyon dive site, Good shore entry, Access to the site is via a shallow lagoon average depth of 3meters, just outside the lagoon a large trunk like pinnacle marks the entry and exit point . The dive site takes its name from a long and narrow canyon running north to south to a depth of 52m. The entry to the canyon is marked by a large coral mound a man sized hole leading into the the fish bowl used to mark the entry to the canyon however this is now closed to preserve this feature as the number of divers has begun to put the delicate coral structure at risk so entry is now made further down the canyon at around 20m. We didn't entry the Canyon but explored the coral gardens around the canyon. The Bubbles rising from the sand from within the canyon were an interesting feature of the dive.

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Dive Location

  • Dive type : Recreational
  • Temp: Surf 26°C Bottom 23°C
  • Visibility: Good Water: Salt
Specific gear used
  • BCD: Cressi Sub - travelite
  • Computer: Suunto - Zoop
  • Regulator: Cressi Sub - Eclipse black
  • Weights: 12 kg
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Dive Profile

  • Tank nº1
  • Aluminium, 12L
  • AIR mix
  • Pressure: start: 200bar
    end: 70bar
  • SAC: 2.0 bar/min
  • RMV: 24.0 L/min
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Species Identified

Cheilinus lunulatus (Forsskål, 1775) (Broomtail wrasse) Inhabits coral reefs and adjacent rubble, sand and seagrass habitats . Feeds mainly on hard-shelled invertebrates, especially mollusks .
Heniochus acuminatus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Pennant coralfish) Inhabit deep, protected lagoons and channels, and the deeper parts of outer reef slopes. Juveniles are often solitary while adults occur in pairs . A planktivorous species that generally remains within a few meters of th...
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Chaetodon fasciatus Forsskål, 1775 (Diagonal butterflyfish) Commonly found on reef flats . Usually solitary or in pairs in areas with rich coral growth. Monogamous . Feed mainly on coral polyps . Oviparous . Form pairs during breeding .
Chaetodon auriga Forsskål, 1775 (Cross-stripe butterfly)
Amphiprion bicinctus Rüppell, 1830 (threebanded anemonefish) Inhabits lagoons and outer reefs. Oviparous, with elliptical eggs . Monogamous . Has been reared in captivity . Associated with the anemones: Entacmaea quadricolor, Heteractis aurora, Heteractis crispa, Heteractis magnifica, and Stichodactyla gigantea .
Chromis dimidiata (Klunzinger, 1871) (bicolor reeffish) Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs. Abundant, in large aggregations over reef tops and upper edges of slopes . Usually seen solitary in reefs, staying close to the substrate in depths of about 10 m .
Scarus psittacus Forsskål, 1775 (Common parrotfish) Inhabit reef flats and lagoon and seaward reefs to at least 25 m depth . Found over corals . Benthopelagic . Initial-phase fish stage usually form small feeding schools . Graze on benthic algae . Secrete a mucus cocoon .
Pterois volitans (Linnaeus, 1758) (Red lionfish)
Pseudanthias fasciatus (Kamohara, 1954) (One-stripe anthias) Found in or near caves and ledges of seaward reefs . Adults swim upside-down .
Pseudanthias taeniatus (Klunzinger, 1884) (Anthias rayé) Found among coral outcrops, in aggregations . Minimum depth reported from Ref. 9710.

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