|Site Type:||Shallow Cave, followed by Reef; occasional mega fauna|
|Depth:||Top: 5MMedian: 7MBottom: 12M|
|Location:||Somewhere along the dog's back, north coast|
There are two caves: a big open chamber with very nice blue light at the entrance and a second cave beyond and accessible via the first. Outside the cave there is a flatter reef at about 12 m which had lots of the usual reef suspects.
Thundercliff cave is one of the two caves featured in this short video.
There are two caves: a big open chamber with very nice blue light at the entrance (assuming that the sun is shining as it was for us that day), and a second cave beyond and accessible via the first.
The second cave has the more interesting stalactites and stalagmites: particularly one tall thin column which looks almost too thin, as it is almost cylindrical rather than the typical conical shape of a stalagmite. There is also a formation referred to as a hanging shroud.
Outside the cave there was a flatter reef at about 12 m which had lots of the usual reef suspects: Leatherjackets, Ornate Butterflyfish and Velvet Surgeon.
and a host of goldspot seabream.
Thereafter, as usual, it drops off at a jaunty angle.
My dive was a little spoiled by my light playing up. And I’m convinced this Spotted Hawkfish has been following me around for days.