Parlatuvier Bay
Diving
Pier
London Arch
The Sisters
Sister's Rock

This group of five large rocks rising from the deep seabed, located to the north of Parlatuvier Bay.

It is divided into two dive sites; the Outer Sisters and the Inner Sisters and side offers distinct diving. The Outer Sisters is home to some of the largest scalloped hammerheads in Tobago that can often be found during the months of December to March. They average up to 10 feet in length though some in excess of 12 feet have been seen.

The almost vertical wall on the western side of the rocks plummet to over 130 feet to a sandy sea bed and is covered with massive black corals, encrusting sponges, small quantities of sea fans, sea rods, brown tube sponge and a variety of sea sprays. The sponges here tend to be smaller and of lesser variety.

This side of the Sisters is one of the few places in Tobago where the elusive mantas are often seen feeding in the plankton-rich water. Also on this side are thousands of Creole Wrasse and Creolefish that descend from the surface, in unison, giving the appearance of purple rain underwater.

The Inner Sisters is the exact opposite. Located on the eastern side of the rocks, there are more sponge varieties here and many of them are enormous. They include towering yellow tube sponges, enormous elephant ear sponges, pink vase sponges, lengthy rope sponges, wide barrel sponges and several colours of the star encrusting sponge.

Large Venus and common sea fans, boulder star coral and numerous varieties of octocorals blanket the reef.

Fish life abounds with huge schools of blue and brown chromis, grunts, Creolefish, Creole wrasse, snappers, groupers, parrotfish, angelfish, bigeyes, gobies, blennies, highhat and spotted drums.

Massive hawksbill turtles and green turtles are often seen noshing on sponges. On the sandy edge of the reef look for stingrays, yellowhead jawfish and small snake eels.

 

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