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Shallow Reef offers two huge pinnacles rising up from 35 meters deep to fifteen meters below the surface.
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Shallow Reef is situated out in the blue to the East of Fahal Island. Two huge boulders sit next to each other, rising up from 35 meters to 16 and 18 meters below the surface. The rocks, covered with brightly colored soft corals, attract a wide variety of marine life including nudibranches, moray eels and torpedo rays. The waters above the site are crowded with schools of snappers, fusiliers, mackerels, tuna and sometimes barracuda. Due to the nature of the dive site, divers who wish to explore it are required to hold at least an AOW certification card.
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Shallow Reef is to the east of North Bay. The site comprises of two large rocks, the top of which is around 18 meters. Maximum depth is approximately 35 meters. Here you can see various whip corals, feather stars, and a multitude of hard and soft corals. The marine life is varied, with yellow bar angelfish, emperor angelfish, honeycomb morays, lionfish, barracudas, fusiliers, and the occasional turtle sat at the top of the reef. If you are really lucky, you will see a group of marble rays at the north eastern edge of the dive site. When you ascend to do your safety stop, you will find that there are schools of fusiliers in the 1 to 6 meter depth range.
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