WRECK Dive Sites
The Tasu II is a decommissioned long line fishing vessel purposefully sunk on the sandy bottom at the ‘Seven Sisters’ dive site in the late 1990’s. She is about 30m/100′ from bow to stern lying upright on her keel in about 28m/90′ of water next to the coral pinnacles that make up the Seven Sisters. Having been submerged for so many years, a good growth of soft corals covers the wreck. Very rarely swept by strong currents, the Tasu II is an ideal site for getting in some good bottom time on a wreck. Look for a school of chevron barracuda circling above the wreck and groupers hiding out inside the superstructure. With a keen eye, lucky divers can spot pipefish wriggling their way across the deck and up the sides of the ship. After exploring the wreck, make your way back to a maze of seven towering pinnacles. Zebra Sharks can frequently be found resting on the sand just out from the pinnacles and for divers that want to chillax, nestle yourself down in the sand between the pinnacles and let a cloud of butterfly fish move in and give you an ‘express clean’.
Without a doubt, Rusi’s Pinnacle is the favourite dive site of all the staff. Lying upright on the seabed in a depth of 32m/110ft lies the largest of the wrecks in Beqa Lagoon. Measuring about 40m/140ft in length and made of two decks, this old fishing vessel is home to an amazing diversity of life. Scuttled in 2000, after two decades there is an incredible coverage of soft corals smothered in brittle sea stars. The top deck railing is home to a pair of giant frogfish, but keep your eyes pealed because its challenging to spot them with their camouflage capabilities. Blanketed in a kaleidoscope of colour, this pinnacle is home to a multitude of stonefish, lion fish, leaf scorpionfish and moray eels. The top of the pinnacle is carpeted with 5 different species of anemone fish with their different host anemones. Have some fun on your safety stop watching these fish dart in and out, launching an offensive and challenging anyone who ventures close to their anemone home.
A favourite site of our staff and practically everyone who dives with us, Carpet Cove features not only brilliant soft corals but also an amazing wreck. This old fishing vessel (30m/100ft) was intentionally sunk at 30m/100ft in 1996, in order to provide a habitat for a diversity of marine life. The wreck itself is overgrown with blooming soft corals, and features its own fish guard rotation. Keeping a watchful lookout are glorious schools of Chevron Barracuda and Trevally. It that doesn’t wow you enough, exploring the towering pinnacles adjacent to the wreck will. Like two ocean watchtowers they rise up almost to the surface 3m/15ft and house an abundance of life.