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Location: About 50 minutes by speedboat in northwestern direction from Yap Pacific Divers. Way leads through German Channel.
Topography: Sunset Reef is the southern corner of Gaetmoqon Channel a marine protected area. The reef slopes from the main reef in 15 ft. (5 m) down to roughly 60 ft. (18 m) – from there on the reef turn into a wall, dropping to over 200 ft. (60 m) depth.
Points of Interest: 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 mainly south to north on rising tide. The dive starts in about 65-82 ft. (20-25 m) with reef on the right shoulder. Multilevel dive along the wall and reef top; 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