Grouper Gulley

Six minute ride from the marina.

Dive site is located offshore four telephone poles south of the concrete sluice.

Type of mooring: boat anchor in a big sand plain.

Site briefing: he depth under the boat is 35 to 40 feet in the sand. The wall is behind the boat parallel to shore. A beautiful coral head at the edge of the reef marks the middle of the dive site. It always has a big school of blue chromis hovering above. There are several gullies to swim through along the wall. Two of them are right in the middle of the dive site. The wall makes a big curve with a deep plateau that the gullies lead to. At the north end of the curve the wall runs as a straight cliff up to telephone pole. To the south it has several ledges and rolls gradually down to 120 feet. There are plenty of schooling goatfish and snappers in the middle reef area. This is a great reef for tame fish, small creatures and big coral formations. Sharks, barracudas, stingrays and turtles are often seen. Swimming crinoids, nudibranchs, neck crabs and wire coral shrimps are found on the lip of the wall.

How to dive it: Swim along the edge of the wall for 250 feet in both directions and check out the action where the reef meets the sand. Go into some of the caves and gullies if you have the time at depth.

We go there: usually as a second or night dive.