Turtle Tomb

Turtle Tomb is a special dive which every cave diver must see once in his life!

Turtle Tomb is a cave system located after Turtle Cavern. There are several side tunnels and a small passage way near Barracuda Point.

Turtle tomb's floor is about 8m wide and is covered with a thick layer of white sand and dust composed of numerous turtle skeletons. The turtles couldn't find their way out and died from asphyxia. There is also the remains of a dolphin.

This dive requires specialist equipment and an experienced local diver who knows the cave.

Depth: 17-23 metres

Visibility: 30 metres (100 feet)

Location: East of The Jetty.

  Dive site Min depth Max depth Level Dive Type
1 Barracuda Point 5m 16ft 40m 131ft AOW Wall, Reef
2 Coral gardens 10m 33ft 23m 75ft OW Wall, Reef
3 Hanging Gardens 5m 16ft 40m 131ft OW Wall, Reef, Sharks
4 Lobster lairs 25m 82ft 40m 131ft AOW Wall, Reef, Big Fishes
5 North Point 25m 82ft 40m 131ft AOW Drift, Wall, Reef, Sharks
6 South Point 20m 65ft 40m 131ft AOW Wall, Reef
7 Staghorn Crest 20m 65ft 40m 131ft AOW Wall, Reef, Sharks
8 The Jetty 3m 10ft 40m 131ft OW Wall, Reef
9 Turtle Cavern 14m 46ft 23m 75ft AOW Cave, Reef
10 Turtle Patch 5m 16ft 12m 39ft OW Wall, Reef, Sharks
11 Turtle Tomb 17m 56ft 23m 75ft

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Cave

12 West Ridge 18m 59ft 40m 131ft OW Wall, Reef, Sharks
13 Whitetip Avenue 17m 56ft 40m 131ft OW Wall, Reef, Sharks
14 Midreef 5m 16ft 40m 131ft AOW Wall, Reef
15 The Drop Off 5m 16ft 40m 131ft AOW Wall, Reef

 

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