Parlatuvier Bay
Diving
Pier
London Arch
Tokyo Drift
Tokyo Drift

The site begins at a depth of 30 feet on the deeper side of Japanese Gardens and slopes to a depth exceeding 135 feet.

At 115 feet, coral patches of sea fans and gardens of sea whips can be seen all over the sea bed. A few ledges appear further along, where larger spiny lobsters take refuge. In the open, over the sandbed and feeding at this depth, are schools of yellow and spotted goatfish. These goatfish stir up the sand, making a huge dust cloud, which attracts pelagic fishes that sift through the particles for food.

Moving northwest some other creatures can be found over the sand bed. Southern stingrays can grow to their maximum size of 6 feet, feeding in the sand and like the goatfish, tend to stir up the bottom. The rare lesser electric ray is seen here as well, but stays stationary, resting in the sand.

In some parts in the sandy bottom, bluejar jawfish move in and out of their burrows feeding on the particles passing by. Stepping up onto the sloping reef at 90 feet, barrel sponges are found; around them, French angelfish swim freely. Squirrelfish are seen resting inside of these barrel sponges, as they wait for nightfall to begin their nocturnal activities.

The currents then accelerate carrying you around a rocky hillside where green morays rest within the rocks. The current moves around this rocky hillside briskly, giving the diver a smooth ride around it. The current then ends at 55 feet just on the outside of the Kamikaze Cut of Japanese Gardens at 33 feet. There the ledges can be seen where resting nurse sharks and hawksbill turtles can be found. The dive then ends a few feet away, in a sheltered sandy area at 15 feet.

 

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