Sanggul (Site A & Site B)
Meaning: Rock Shaped like a Twist of Hair
Dan's Nasty Name: Little Bay
Nicknamed Little Bay this dive site has a small sheltered bay area on the
north facing side of the island. Entry is normally made here where
the initial descent is only 6 metres down on to a hard coral garden.
Extending to the North is a 65 metre reef section which gradually
slopes down to our maximum depth of 14 metres with the sheer face of
the reef on our right hand shoulder and the hard coral beneath us.
Rounding the corner of the reef where the soft coral is particularly
nice (a good place to look for small critters hiding out)
often small amount of current that we head into for 5 to 10 minutes
but as we head south we will begin to gently drift with it through a
beautiful coral garden with a huge mix of hard and soft corals.
of the main features of the dive is reached about halfway through
where we come in closer to the island and see a huge column with
several windows through which the soft coral is just amazing and
always very busy with reef life. Continuing further south the depth
slowly shallows to 8 metres where we hit a sandy floor then we hop
skip and jump in between outcrops of reef section.
second dive we very often see the hump head parrot fish, large
shoals of Treveilly and Barracuda.
SORRY BUT WE CANNOT EVER GUARANTEE SEEING ALL THE FISH LISTED
- Sea Bream, 2 to 3 varieties
- Giant clam
- Hump Headed Parrot fish
- Surgeon fish
- Trigger fish
- Turtle, occasionally
- Coral Sea Snake
- Jenkins Whip Ray
- Snub Nosed Dart