The Runway 10 dive site is a three minute ride from the Riding Rock Marina.
This dive site is located directly offshore of the island airport runway.
Type of mooring: fixed line with pick up line on a float ball.
Site briefing: The depth under the boat is forty feet with the boat hanging near the edge of the wall. The edge of the drop off has numerous large coral heads and varies from forty to sixty feet before dropping sharply to 100. A sloping ledge rolls down to 200 before becoming a vertical wall again. Several schools of grunts hover around the top of the reef. There are several large sand patches towards shore and these may have queen conch, yellow head jawfish, sand tilefish and yellow stingrays. There are a few friendly groupers and mutton snappers. Hammerheads are occasionally spotted swimming parallel to the wall of the Runway 10 dive site above the deep ledge. At night there are frequent sightings of basket starfish, octopus, crabs and pufferfish. Sometimes lobsters and rare nudibranchs.
How to dive it: try to cover a 200 foot section in each direction along the wall. Do the return swim 100 feet in from the wall. If you have time at depth the wall face from 60 to 100 feet is excellent for elephant ear sponges, and plentiful sponge and coral encrustation.
We go there: usually as a second or night dive.