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Dive Type: Boat dive Depth: 16m Diver Qualification: Open Water Diver

Three sisters  (East Londen)

A beautiful and colourful reef,this is one of the more popular boat dives in the area and is regarded as one of the best in East London.
 
Three sisters can be reached from Bonza Bay river but its quite a walk and carrying scuba gear is not practical.
At low tide 2 pinnacles will show at sisters and can be seen even from Nahoon beach.The pinnacles goes from 1-18m and its massive with sand patches and the gullies are gigantic too.The dive site is huge and impossible to cover in a few dives..you can do different dives in one area.It has an area like cathedral in Umkomaas (only on a smaller scale) and caves where raggies gather
It has walls to dive along that is about 7m high.

On a good day you can dive in between the 3 pinnacles.It is a awesome site as on 90% of the dives you will find lots of raggies.They are small mostly from1-2m..big males do hang around though (2m+)....on a good day you will see 30+ raggies on a dive of 50min..
 
The site got a rich marine life with fishes such as red roman ,steenbras,cob,yellow belly rockcod,bigeyes,strepies,blacktail,zebra and galjoen
Invertebrates such as ,crayfish,nudibranches,anenome,sponges,gergonians,basket and sea stars are found in abundance

 Riaan Rossouw
  

 
Specie List for Dive site: (EL)-Three Sisters
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Specie
Acabaria rubra (Multicoloured sea fan)
Aphelodoris brunnea-1 (Variable dorid)
Atriolum marinense (Orange-tubular ascidian)
Carcharias taurus (Ragged tooth shark)
Chrysoblephus laticeps (Red roman)
Dasyatis chrysonota (Blue stingray)
Eunicella albicans (Flagellar sea fan)
Eunicella papillosa (Nippled sea fan)
Eunicella tricoronata (Sinuous sea fan)
Janolus capensis (Silvertip nudibranch)
Plagusia chabrus (Cape rock crab)
Podoclavella spp-1 (Blue choirboys)
Salpa sp (Salpa)
Solanderia procumbens (Fan hydroid)
 
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