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Diving Localities - Ribbon Reefs

Ribbon Reef #10
Dive Site: Cod Hole
Location: 14°39.920S 145°37.500E. North end of Ribbon Reef #10
Depth: 10-22 metres
Rating: Intermediate
  • Internationally recognised underwater photographers Ron and Valerie Taylor were the first to publicise this site
  • Large potato cod (6-30kg) are friendly, since they have been fed for the past 20 years
  • Over the years their health has decreased, with crankers and skin diseases becoming evident
  • Their decrease in health is due to the poor food types they are fed combined with handling by divers
  • Fish feeds are still being done but let the Divemaster handling them
  • See clouds of cod like Maori wrasse, red bass, emperor and many other species
  • Drop to the sandy floors area between the bommies, where you can see the fish feeding from above
  • See 150kg cod or wrasse sucking and biting at the food
  • Other marine life includes average coral cover, anemones, whitetip reef sharks, giant clams, schools of pyramid butterflyfish, Solomon's sweetlip, cleaning stations and feather stars

Note: Latitude and longitude not to be used for navigational purposes - approx co-ords only.

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