MIKES DIVE

  • DEPTH: Diving depth on this cliff is from 20 to 40 m but the cliff goes down to maximum 85 m.

  • DIFFICULTY: Difficulty of this dive depends mostly on conditions and currents but is usually accessible for beginners as well for experienced divers.

  • VISIBILITY: From 20 to 40 m. Sometimes some sediment floating.

  • CURRENTS: There can be some current but usually doesn't make problems for divers.

  • SPECIAL PERMITS: No special permits needed.

  • TYPE OF DIVE: Drop off.

  • RECOMMENDATION: Nice atmosphere and powerful drop-off, lots of life.

DESCRIPTION OF THE DIVE

In the middle of the sea there is a big underwater reef which comes up to 5 m. depth. On the southwest side, where you start the dive, is a vertical cliff. As you descend down you will come on to a cave on around 32 m. depth. The cave is big enough for one diver to enter but diving guides do not allow it because of big risk that you will damage the walls covered in different colourful corals. Usually inside of the cave there is few spiny lobster whose red white moustache you can see on the ceiling of the cave. As you continue the dive you will come on the biggest part of the cliff with orange gorgonia fans and lots of life on and around it. Than suddenly cliff breaks right and you come on a deep crack in the stone almost wide enough for a diver to enter. This crack is usually a hide out for bigger fish. As you come on the top of the cliff on 19 m. depth, bottom gradually goes toward the top of entire reef up to 5 m. On the top of the reef there are interesting stones and lots of life surrounding them, especially octopuses, nudibranchs and golden zoanthids.

TIPS & TRICKS

Watch out for the current as you swim on your way back toward the top of the reef . If you peek in to cracks be sure there is no moray eels or congers inside. Next to the cliff on around 45 m. depth there is a wreckage of a working platform looking like an arrow. Platform is around 40 m length, 17 m. width and 5 m. Height – only for advanced divers.

POSSIBLE TO SEE

Scorpion fish, octopuses, different corals, colourful algae, schools of fish, cat sharks, spiny lobster, nudibranchs, snails and golden zoanthids, lots of cracks and holes to peak in to.

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