11. Pantee Aneuk Seuke
or ‘The Canyon’
Another favorite divesite.
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(by Peter, Divemaster Trainee)
When the current is heading north, a typical dive starts with
a descent in the south to the cave (1) at around 29m. In the shelter
of the gorgonian-covered wall (2) it is usually very busy with
all kind of small fishes. Often you’ll see big schools of
barracudas. Going down to the end of the wall at around 40-45m
watch out for sharks and eagle- or manta rays passing by.
During the ascent towards the canyon (3) you can hover over the
beautiful gorgonian garden. The canyon measures at its narrowest
space only 1.80m and is “home” of some napoleon-wrasses.
Further north it’s like a ‘ceremony’ to swim
through the arch (4) before ending up the dive on top of the reef.
But if there is a lot of plankton in the water, the end of the
dive will end above the rocks in the shallow water, looking out
for the manta rays that cruise around the coastal line in their
search for food.