BIG BEND

alikoreefMapbigbendDepth:
10-150 ft | 3 – 45 m
Visibility:
80-100+ ft | 25-30+ m
Current:
0-2 mph | 0-3 km/h

Big Bend Dive Site 3d Map

Dominant Features
This dive usually starts about 200 meters north of the Big Bend and lets the gentle prevailing southerly current (approx. 1/2 kt) carry you towards Cabbage Patch. However, be watching out for short counter currents in the area of the Bend. There are also many fissures cutting way into the wall, along with ledges, swim-throughs and niches that make this a good dive to just poke along and explore the holes. Below 50 ft. (15 M) the wall switches to a gentle slope that drops down to the depths.

Corals

This site features a wide variety of hard coral species. Check out the variety of tube worms in the Porite bommies. Similar to Spanish Wall, some of the small niches are filled with delicate, white Pulse coral.

Fish Life
Almost every ledge and hole hides reef fish. Turtles have been seen resting on the terrace just below the wall. On the longer drifts, you’ll be going through more than one of the territories staked out by large, resident barracuda. Watch for them near the large crevice openings.

 

Availability & Reservations

Jim Reilly
Jim Reilly
11:27 21 Mar 18
We stayed at the hotel and dove with Manta Ray divers in early December 2017. The hotel is very comfortable, well run and staffed with wonderful employees. During our visit my wife came down with an illness and the consideration and support from the hotel and dive staff could not have been better.read more
Sandy Stinson
Sandy Stinson
16:03 03 Mar 18
The staff couldn't be more friendly and accommodating. Food is good, (worth upgrading to include all meals). Diving is good too.read more
Alex Divinsky
Alex Divinsky
17:24 01 Jan 18
The best place to stay in Yap. The resort is really nice and clean, the scuba diving is great, and the docked ship that houses the bar, restaurant, and movie screen is very cool. I really enjoyed my stay here.read more
ASALI
ASALI
10:44 01 Jan 18
Offers one of the best accommodation service. It also has a uniquely designed restaurant.
Yi-Hsin Lin
Yi-Hsin Lin
00:53 21 Feb 17
The whole place centers around the scuba diving operation. Probably better to find somewhere else if you're not a diver. The dive operation was generally good, but a little too laid back - schedules weren't always clear, and sometimes would change without any notice. Sometimes it was hard to tell if this was really because of changing tides/weather or because of the island pace of life. Pizza is a surprisingly good option at the restaurant.read more
William Myers
William Myers
21:01 21 Jul 18
Great hotel. Have stayed twice.
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