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Dive site 7 Pinnacles ofers seven small pinnacles and a sand bottomed gulley with baby barracudas.

Name Dive Site:Islands, 7 Pinnacles
Inserted/Added by: ayman

Rated 3.5, 8 votes
GPS:N28°28.632', E34°30.692'

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Entry to this dive site is just to the north of the Hilton Beach and is made by walking across the reef top lagoon and then either dropping in over the top of the reef, or entering through one of the holes in the reef and swimming through. There are some lovely coral formations in and amongst the pinnacles. Look for blue spotted rays hiding under the coral whilst you are weaving through the pinnacles. It is also common to see shoals of blackfin barracuda and even the odd lone great barracuda. This is a very scenic site and ideal for a long second or third dive of the day - perfect for photographs. Diving this site can be confusing as there are so many different routes to take, however due to the relatively shallow depths if you become disoriented it is best simply to surface and locate the main exit point, then drop back down to safety stop level and continue the dive back to shore.

The coral is fantastic and you can dive through the formations which are fat pillars of hard corals. At the other side of the Islands was a huge shoal of barracuda in a tunnel shape, glistening in the sun, with a couple of trevallies swimming round them. We saw lionfish, anemonefish, Christmas tree worms, parrotfish, surgeonfish and boxfish.

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