Cabbage Patch


Location: About 60 minutes by speedboat in northwestern direction from Yap Pacific Divers. Way leads through German Channel.

Yap IslandTopography: On Cabbage Patch the reef makes a little step, a mini wall, from the main reef plateau in 15 ft. (5 m) down to roughly 40 ft. (12 m) - from there on a long reef slope goes all the way down to 90 ft. (27 m) – after the long slope a drop off to over 200 ft. (60 m). The southern part of the dive site starts with a step dropping from 15 ft. (5 m) to 70 ft. (21 m), before the drop off falls to over 200 ft. (60 m).

Points of Interest: Little caves, big blocks of coral heads, patches of cabbage corals, turtles, sharks, barracudas, bumphead parrot fish, napoleon fish, snappers, any kind of reef fish. 

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

The Route: Drift dive from north to south on rising tide. The dive starts in about 80 ft. (25 m) with reef on the left shoulder. Multilevel dive along the wall and reef; after a safety stop ascend to the surface close to the wall 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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