|True name||Gorgon I|
|Depth||Surface to 18m|
|Conditions||Gentle sloping reef, shallow, pinnacles, surface traffic|
|Platform||Shore and boat|
|Snorkelling?||Yes, highly recommended|
|Other names used||Gorgone, Gorgonian|
You’re probably going to see the titular Gorgon I on this shallow dive between 3 pinnacles. It’s hard to miss – but you’ll spend plenty of time in the shallows, too. The entire area is carpeted with lush, densely-inhabited corals in clear water at shallow depths, making this a hugely popular destination for divers, snorkelers, and underwater photographers.
And that’s just pinnacle 1.
Cruise amongst the turtles as you swim from pinnacle to pinnacle, each boasting a unique variety of wildlife and stretching from 10m right up to the surface. If you forgot to brush your teeth after breakfast, don’t worry – just stop by the 2nd pinnacle and smile for the busy cleaner shrimps and fish. They’ve got you covered.
Following the sloping coral downward with emperorfish, glassfish, grouper, lionfish and other colourful company, you’ll pass a third pinnacle and turn left, where the reef begins to flatten out – except for a cabbage coral the size of a house, home to numerous species of reef fish large and small. You’ll find the Gorgone easily: she’s huge and waves imposingly over the active reef below. You’ll see stonefish and lionfish lying in wait, and a nearby table coral is home to a large yellowmouth moray.
This site is truly diverse and takes on a whole new life at night.
Please, choose one of the reefs to see its location on the map, or browse through all the reefs below