AKA SEA CAVE
Certification Level (recommended)
Advanced Open Water (AOW)
Booking below does NOT mean you will be diving this site. Unless otherwise specified – the captain & crew will choose the BEST & SAFEST dive site available on the day. Aaron’s cannot guarantee ANY dive site because of weather & conditions. We do, however; take your preferences into consideration.
The Sea Cave is a natural cavern formed on the edge of a seaside cliff. The entrance to the cave is about 55’ underwater and slopes up to around 25’. The roof of the cave is open midway into the cave offering plenty of light, but dive lights are certainly helpful. Inside the cave, divers can usually find Green turtles, Whitetip Reef sharks, Linkia stars, Hairy Yellow Hermit crabs, Fine-needled urchins, at least eight species of nudibranchs, Moorish Idols, Cardinalfish, Bigeyes, and Soldierfish. Outside the cave the cliffs continue down to about 95’ and are covered in dense coral growth. This is an advanced dive due to the depths, currents, waves, and overhead environment. This site has a mooring outside the cave, but is more often planned as a drift dive. This site generally has excellent visibility.
Since this is often a high current area, visibility is usually excellent and schools of Pyramid, Milletseed, Thompson’s, and Raccoon butterflyfish, Longfin Bannerfish and Oval Chromis are commonly seen feeding on plankton in midwater. Red Velvet and Purple Velvet stars, Rough-spined and Slate Pencil urchins, Green Turtles, Flagtail Tilefish, and Whitemouth Morays.