Turtle Cove

Diving

Location: About 45 minutes by speedboat in northwestern direction from Yap Pacific Divers. Way leads through German Channel.

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Topography: The reef structure looks almost like a hammer including handle, reaching out from the main reef on the west side of the island. The hammer is the northern end of the dive site. The reef slopes from 10 ft. (3 m) to about 100 ft. (30 m). The reef top is a flat plateau – from there the reef slopes until a sandy bottom in 100 ft. (30 m).

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Points of Interest: Turtles, Sharks, Nurse Sharks, Barracudas, any kind of reef fish. The shallow reef is home to a big variety of small reef fish. Very big areas of the shallow reef are overgrown with huge table corals.

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Current: Depending on moon, tide and weather conditions. Current fro zero to slow.

The Route: Drift dive from either south to north, or the opposite way, depending on the current. The dive starts in about 65-90 ft. (20-30 m). Multilevel dive along the slopes inside the “bay” built by main reef and hammer. After a safety stop ascend to the surface close to the reef on our guide’s surface marker buoy. 

Difficulty: Open Water/Advanced Open Water

Best time: All around the year, high tide

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