This southern atoll is also a World Heritage Site and protected area, and has dive sites ringing it on all sides. The southeastern side that faces the Caribbean Sea offers steep walls. Near the southern end is a double wall system that starts at 45 feet and features abundant gorgonians, sponges and wire corals, with heavy plate corals as you go deeper. Going north along the eastern side, there are is network of swim-throughs along the wall where various species of snapper and grouper like to shelter. Goliath grouper have been observed in this area frequently. Red-lipped batfish are routinely observed on the southeastern side of this atoll. Caribbean reef shark are often seen cruising the edge of the wall together with spotted eagle rays and turtles. The western side of the atoll offers numerous large pinnacles lining the wall that loom up like ancient giants covered in coral and sponge growth. This atoll offers numerous sites that require more than one trip to experience.
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