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#18 Triggerfish City


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LOCATION:
Agincourt Reef 1 - Site 18
DEPTH:
Maximum Depth 16 metres
DIVE TYPE:
TBA
SKILL:
Novice - Intermediate
VISIBILITY:
10 - 30 metres, average 15m
LOOK FOR:
Clefts + Caves, Titan Trigger Fish

An unusual site with large porites boulders littering the sandy bottom. In the clefts and caves hide striped and oriental sweetlips and on close examination of the soft corals you may find a variety of rare Pipefish. Area is frequented by large Titan Trigger Fish which you may have to be wary of in their breeding season.

Located on the northern end of Agincourt No1 this site is a static dive site with the option to for drift dives subject to weather conditions from the outer edge into the inner reef, the visibility on an incoming tide can be up to 30m.

The average depth is approximately 16m; on the outer edge the wall has gutters and caves with a rubble bottom, on the inner reef there are large porities boulders littering the sandy bottom.

This site is well known for the large number of schooling fish, on the outer edge Red Bass can be so dense that very little light penetration to the rubble bottom. Grey Reef Whaler and Lemon Sharks are seen working the current.

On the inner reef in the caves hide Striped and Oriental Sweetlips, there are also Pipefish, Moorish Idols, Clown Fish. The area is also frequented by large Titan and Redtooth Trigger Fish. When diving during the Titan Trigger Fish breeding season you may need to be wary.

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Site Maps #18

Triggerfish City

Site #18 - Marine Life

  • Red Bass
  • Moorish Idols
  • Trigger Fish
  • Grey Whaler
  • Caves
  • Porities Boulders
  • Pipefish

(We have listed the marine life most likely encountered at this site as a guide only)

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