|True name||Gorgon II|
|Depth||Surface to 40m|
|Conditions||Gentle sloping bottom, canyon, valley, seagrass beds|
|Platform||Shore or boat|
|Other names used||Golden Reef, Oliver’s Canyon, Gorgonian, Gorgone|
Green turtles graze on the seagrass meadow that surrounds the shallows of Gorgon II, but we’re not here for them. After a 5-minute swim over diverse and shallow coral similar to Gorgon I we come to a sandy-bottomed valley. Here we begin heading downward, we venture out in seek of the site’s namesakes.
Before we meet the Gorgones, we’ll pass a group of shallow pinnacles – another dive site known as the Seven Sisters and travel among moray eels, lionfish and coral groupers as we continue our descent along the bottom.
And there they are: The first of 2 massive gorgonian corals waves softly on the tide at 20m. Further out we’ll pass the second, a little deeper at 30m (this one’s bowed nearly in half; waving a permanent greeting to divers).
If we continue further out we’ll end up in New Canyon – a dive of its own into a deep-walled canyon leading to a sudden dropoff to blue at 40m.
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