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Diving at Fisherman's Bank, Jackfish Alley or Stingray Alley
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|Jackfish Alley or Fisherman Bank
|lars, © Author: Lars Hemel
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Jackfish Alley is also known by the names Stingray Alley and Fisherman’s Bank. From shore, diving starts with a nice wall which early sections are porous and have created many caves and overhangs. One cave is even more than 40 meters long and can be entered. Continuing southwards you will find a reeftop which is a sandy plateau at around 20 meters deep. This used to be the fishing place where local fisherman fished, hence its name Fisherman’s Bank. Later it changed to Jackfish Alley and Stingray Alley because of the large amounts of jacks and blue spotted stingrays that are found here. Divers often start at a white mark on the cliff where they drop down to a nice cave and make a drift dive to the sandy alley seeing all kinds of life on the way.
The population of fish is divers with many species of angelfish such as the emperor, regal and yellowband angelfish. There are some nice caves full of glassfish and some sharks, barracuda and tuna can be found near the sandy alley. Jacks and stingrays are very common which have given this dive site its two other names. Coral is brilliant with some great coverage on top of the many coral heads and pinnacles that enlighten this bright sandy area. Enjoy this dive as you will see some spectacular things.
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