- Nº117 Date: 1995-11-06 - 14:30
- Max Depth: 15m Duration: 40mins
One of the best dives I have done. The Fish Market is located at the tip of a small reef between ribbon reef 10 and No Name Reef to its North, called Little Detached Reef or Cormorant Reef named after the passage it sits in.
This dive site is rarely dived upon due to the strong tidal currents passing through Cormorant Pass. However, the best time to dive here is at the beginning of an incoming tide. All manner of sea life gathers at the tip of the reef to feed on the whatever is flowing through the pass. On this dive I saw reef fish, sharks(black/white tip and grey reef sharks, potato cod, barracuda and some pelagic fish species eg, tuna and queen fish. Just fish everywhere you look, awesome site.
This dive is pretty simple but can be difficult. First you need to get in an claw yourself to the front of the reef and down to 15 meters. At 15 meters hold on and just watch. Its so good that you just don't want it to end(so much to see). On ascent its a drift dive to the boat and catch the safety line(or if you miss the line get chased by the boat. We all caught the line but that current can get strong fast).
Worth a dive if you can ever get there.
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- Dive type : drift, reef
- Visibility: Excellent Water: Salt
- Weights: 4 Kg
- Dived with Dirk Zeller Ph D
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