Emma Nicholsby of Divetech
Sea Fan Reef
Cobalt Coast shore dive
The maximum depth on this mini-wall dive is about 65ft. Once you get to the mini-wall you can turn left or right – either way, there is a lot to see. Look out for large schooling fish, barrel sponges, large purple sea fans, turtles and even Fingerprint Cyphoma. You may also be lucky enough to see a resident octopus under the dock! Even if you don’t have a boat to which to ascend, make sure you make your safety stop.
North wall boat dive
The pin is in 50ft of water. Head out along one of the towers where you’ll find the main drop of the wall. Go down along the wall, come up into the sand gullies and make your way around the other two towers. There are a number of small swimthroughs here, and as this is a newly discovered site, the coral is large, beautiful and bountiful. Look for large snapper, barracuda, turtles and even a nurse shark or eagle ray. Safety stop before you go back to the boat.