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Dive Type: Boat Dive Depth: 6 -12m Diver Qualification: Open Water Diver

This reef is characterized by a round sunken sand patch with a large pinnacle to the south. The pinnacle reaches up to 6m and is about 45m long.The site is very easy and safe to dive, making it a favourite for diver training.

Yellow Belly Rockcods, Cape Knifejaw and Natal Knifejaw are often seen here. A large variety of sponges makes for a colourful dive.  Baby Raggies can often be seen here.


Specie List for Dive site: (PE-AB)-Kraal
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Acabaria rubra (Multicoloured sea fan)
Acanthistius sebastoides (Common koester)
Acoela sp (Acoel flatworm)
Aglaophenia pluma (Tooth feather hydroid)
Alcyonidium rhambiodale (Soft-false coral)
Alcyonium fauri-2 (Yellow soft coral)
Alcyonium sp (Flame coral)
Amphiroa ephedraea (Horsetail algae)
Amphiura capensis (Equal-tailed brittlestar)
Anthothoe chilensis (Striped anemone)
Anthothoe sp (Square-mouthed striped anemone)
Aphelodoris brunnea-1 (Variable dorid)
Aphelodoris brunnea-2 (Camou dorid)
Aphelodoris brunnea-3 (Caramel dorid)
Apletodon pellegrini (Chubby clingfish)
Ascidia incrassata-1 (Red spotted ascidian)
Astrocladus euryale (Basket star)
Astrocladus euryale-1 (Albino basket star)
Austrofromia schultzei (Granular starfish)
Balanophyllia bonaespei (Small cup coral)
Boopsoidea incornata (Frans madam)
Botrylloides leachi (Ladder ascidian)
Bugula dentata (Dentate moss animal)
Bugula plumosa (Tree moss animal)
Bunodosoma capensis (Knobbly anemone)
Burnupena cincta (Small ridged burnupena)
Caffrogobius nudiceps (Barehead goby)
Calliaster baccatus (Cobbled Starfish)
Callyspongia sp-1 (Pienk spiky sponge)
Carcharias taurus (Ragged tooth shark)
Caryophyllia spp (Large cup coral)
Catharacta antarctica (Antarctic skua)
Caulerpa holmesiana (Feathery caulerpa)
Cellepora capensis (Cylindrical false coral)
Chaetodon marleyi (Doublesash butterflyfish)
Chalroderma ocellata (Two eyed blennie)
Cheilodactylus fasciatus (Red fingers)
Cheilodactylus sp (Undescribed fingerfin)
Chromodoris heatherae-1 (Red spotted dorid)
Chromodoris heatherae-2 (Halo dorid)
Chrysoblephus laticeps (Red roman)
Ciona sp (Transparent ascidian)
Clinus superciliosus (Super klipfish)
Clinus venustris (Speckeld klipfish)
Cliona spp-1 (Grey boring sponge)
Comanthus wahlbergi (Common feather star)
Cuthona speciosa-1 (Green candy nudibranch)
Dasyatis chrysonota (Blue stingray)
Dermatobranchus sp1 (Wide ridged nudibranch)
Diplodus cervinus hottentotus (Zebra seabream)
Diplodus sargus capensis (Blacktail seabream)
Distaplia skoogi (Snowball ascidian)
Echinoclathria dichotoma (Tree sponge)
Echinolampas crassa (Lamp urchin)
Epinephelus marginatus (Yellowbelly rockcod)
Eunicella papillosa (Nippled sea fan)
Eunicella tricoronata (Sinuous sea fan)
Flabellina capensis (White edged nudibranch)
Fusinus ocelliferus (Long-siphoned whelk)
Galeicthys feliceps (Cape white catfish)
Glossodoris sp4 (Lady Elizabeth nudibranch)
Gymnocrotaphus curvidens (Janbruin)
Haliclona oculata-1 (Purple encrusted turret sponge)
Haploblepharus edwardsii (Puffadder shyshark)
Henricia ornata (Reticulated starfish)
Homophyton verrucosum (Finger sea fan)
Hymeniacidon perlevis (Crumb of bread sponge)
Hypselodoris capensis-2 (Cream cape dorid)
Iphimedia gibba (Hunchback amphipod)
Janolus capensis (Silvertip nudibranch)
Laurencia flexuosa (Flexuose laurencia)
Leminda millecra (Frilled nudibranch)
Leptophytum spp (Thin coralline crust)
Limacia clavigera (Clubbed nudibranch)
Lytocarpus filamenttosus (Smoky-feathered hydroid)
Lytocarpus philippinus (White smoky-feathered hydroid)
Marionia sp2 (Blue spot nudibranch)
Marthasterias glacialis (Spiny starfish)
Nucella squamosa (Scally dogwhelk)
Nymphon signatum-1 (Scarlet sea spider)
Nymphon signatum-2 (Hairy scarlet sea spider)
Octopus vulgaris (Common octopus)
Ophiarachnella capensis (Banded brittlestar)
Ophiothrix fragilis (Hairy brittle star)
Oplegnathus robinsoni (Natal knifejaw)
Pagurus liochelle (Blue-striped hermit crab)
Panulirus homarus (East coast rock lobster)
Parablennius pilicornis (Ringneck blennie)
Parazoanthus sp (Sponge Zoanthid)
Parechinus angulosus (Cape urchin)
Pecten sulcicostatus (Scallop)
Phalium labiatum zeylancium (Helmet shell snail)
Pinctada capensis (Cape pearl oyster)
Plagusia chabrus (Cape rock crab)
Plumularia setacea (Plumbed hydroid)
Podoclavella spp-1 (Blue choirboys)
Poroderma africanum (Pyjama catshark)
Pseudoceros sp2 (Blue frilled flatworm)
Pseudodistoma africanum (Toadstool ascidian)
Pterois Miles (Devil firefish)
Pupillaea aoerta-2 (Spotted manteled keyhole limpet)
Pupillaea aoerta-5 (White camo manteled keyhole limpet)
Pupillaea aoerta-6 (Brown camo manteled keyhole limpet)
Pupillaea aoerta-8 (One coloured manteled keyhole limpet)
Reteporella lata (Scollaped lacy false coral)
Rhabdosargus globiceps (White stumpnose)
Rhabdosargus holubi (Cape stumpnose)
Sabellastarte longa (Featherduster worm)
Salacia articulata (Jointed hydroid)
Sarpa salpa (Strepie)
Sepia vermiculata (Common cuttlefish)
Serranus knynaensis (African seabass)
Solanderia procumbens (Fan hydroid)
Sycozoa spp-1 (Blue fan ascidian)
Tethya spp1 (Light coloured golfball sponge)
Thecocarpus formosus (Rusty feathered hydroid)
Trigloporus sp (Streaked gurnard)
Tropiometra carinata (Elegant feather star)
Venus verrucosa (Warty venus)
Virgularia schultzei (Fleshy feathery sea pen)
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