The Southern Pinnacle is the most southern portion of the shallow section of Beware Reef. It is dominated by a small dome of granite, that comes within 6 metres of the surface and due to its location is exposed to strong tidal currents and heavy swell from time to time.
There are extensive drop-offs that lie around the pinnacle mainly to the east, south and west. Once you get down below where the urchins have grazed the reef bare, there is much to see in the sponge beds for the photographer and exploring diver. Large sections of the rock face are covered with yellow Zoanthids, corals and sponges. So much so that many marine invertebrates seem to grow one upon the other.
The fish life on this site is dominated by mid-water species, such as the Butterfly Sea Perch, and Silver Sweep who feed constantly on the micro-organisms floating past in the water column. Keep your eyes open for the unexpected, as many visiting fish species and some invertebrates not usually seen along our coast have been observed at this site from time to time. Large humpback whales can pass quite close to this pinnacle in their annual migrations to and from Antarctica.
Dive Type: Reef Dive
Imported from The Scuba Doctor