A gutter framed by vertical walls plunges from 4 metres to 16 metres, the opposite edges of basalt bommies topped with a dense kelp forest. Hidden by kelp, a deep cleft in the wall reveals a small patch of Southern Jewel anemones growing a brilliant pink in the strong sunlight. The surrounding walls are richly covered with gorgonian fans of every colour — pink, yellow, vivid orange, pale orange and crimson decorate evry square metre in a blaze of colour — no doubt they are dependent on the rich currents which flow through the gutter for their planktonic diet.
You can drift back to the boat, eased along by the weak current that flows around the bommie between tide changes, followed up by the anchor line by the resident escort of Sea Sweep, their steely sides glistening in the strong sunlight.
Dive Type: Reef Dive
Imported from The Scuba Doctor