Dive Site: Turtle Rock

Best dive spot in Cocos Keeling Islands is Turtle Rock. Scuba diving holiday travel planning for Cocos Keeling Islands - where, who and how

Site Overview

Site Type: Scenic Reef and drift reef; occasional mega fauna
Depth: Top: 12MMedian: 15MBottom: 22M
Location: Cocos (Keeling) Islands Lagoon

Description

There is no specific Rock per se (well, not one I saw). But there are a lot of plates of fine horn coral with lots of life.  I’d forgotten just how many fusiliers were flying through until I came to make up the video.

No – this is not a selfie – first things first: align the camera, spot light and strobe. This gives a good indication of the ‘landscape’ on the dive site.

Best dive spot in Cocos Keeling Islands is Turtle Rock. Scuba diving holiday travel planning for Cocos Keeling Islands - where, who and how

There are lots of parrot fish keeping it all nice and clean.

Best dive spot in Cocos Keeling Islands is Turtle Rock. Scuba diving holiday travel planning for Cocos Keeling Islands - where, who and how

Also lots of places where camouflaged Rockcod think they are actually camouflaged either lying on top,

Best dive spot in Cocos Keeling Islands is Turtle Rock. Scuba diving holiday travel planning for Cocos Keeling Islands - where, who and how

or hiding beneath.

Best dive spot in Cocos Keeling Islands is Turtle Rock. Scuba diving holiday travel planning for Cocos Keeling Islands - where, who and how

So what’s the collective name for Fusiliers?

Best dive spot in Cocos Keeling Islands is Turtle Rock. Scuba diving holiday travel planning for Cocos Keeling Islands - where, who and how

I think explosion is the correct term.
You could drop off the edge to about 22 m to see the reef sharks cruising past or stop at 12 m or somewhere in between.

Best dive spot in Cocos Keeling Islands is Turtle Rock. Scuba diving holiday travel planning for Cocos Keeling Islands - where, who and how

And there’s always a Moray hanging about somewhere.

Best dive spot in Cocos Keeling Islands is Turtle Rock. Scuba diving holiday travel planning for Cocos Keeling Islands - where, who and how

It’s very easy to while away 70 minutes just admiring the fish and the coral.Best dive spot in Cocos Keeling Islands is Turtle Rock. Scuba diving holiday travel planning for Cocos Keeling Islands - where, who and how