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Dive Type: Boat Dive Depth: 12 - 18m Diver Qualification: Open Water Diver

Three Sisters is located on the northern comer of Bell Buoy reef. A large pinnacle and two smaller ones give the reef its name.

The largest of the pinnacles is approximately 40m long and rise from an average depth of 15m to only 4m from the surface.

On the northern side of the main pinnacle at a depth of 16m a amphitheatre is located. In this amphitheatre the remains of an old mooring block for a marker buoy can be seen. A large chain runs from the amphitheatre up the southern face of the reef.

A small pinnacle to the west marks the start of the reef. It can easily be identified by the two “horn like” structures on top of the reef. This peculiar formation is formed by a large colony of redbait.

Specie List for Dive site: (PE-AB)-Three Sisters
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Acabaria rubra (Multicoloured sea fan)
Acanthistius sebastoides (Common koester)
Aglaophenia pluma (Tooth feather hydroid)
Alcyonium fauri-1 (Purple soft coral)
Alcyonium fauri-2 (Yellow soft coral)
Alcyonium valdivian (Valdivian soft coral)
Anthothoe sp (Square-mouthed striped anemone)
Aphelodoris brunnea-1 (Variable dorid)
Arothron hispidus (Whitespotted Puffer)
Ascidia incrassata-1 (Red spotted ascidian)
Astrocladus euryale (Basket star)
Austroglossus pectoralis (East Coast sole)
Balanophyllia bonaespei (Small cup coral)
Bonisa nakaza-1 (Gas flame nudibranch)
Boopsoidea incornata (Frans madam)
Bugula dentata (Dentate moss animal)
Bugula plumosa (Tree moss animal)
Burnupena lagenaria (Large ridged burnupena)
Calliaster baccatus (Cobbled Starfish)
Caretta caretta (Loggerhead Turtle)
Cellepora capensis (Cylindrical false coral)
Chalroderma ocellata (Two eyed blennie)
Cheilodactylus fasciatus (Red fingers)
Chirodactylus brachydactylus (Twotone fingerfin)
Chondropsis sp (Scroll sponge)
Chromodoris heatherae-4 (Halo red spotted dorid)
Chrysoblephus laticeps (Red roman)
Comanthus wahlbergi (Common feather star)
Corynactis annulata-1 (Strawberry anemone)
Cratena sp1 (Elegant nudibranch)
Cuthona speciosa-1 (Green candy nudibranch)
Diplodus cervinus hottentotus (Zebra seabream)
Discodoris sp1 (Smal spot dorid)
Eunicella papillosa (Nippled sea fan)
Flabellina capensis (White edged nudibranch)
Flabellina funeka (Purple lady nudibranch)
Fusinus ocelliferus (Long-siphoned whelk)
Galeicthys feliceps (Cape white catfish)
Gattya humilis (Snowdrop hydroid)
Glossodoris undaurum (Mushroom nudibranch)
Gymnocrotaphus curvidens (Janbruin)
Henricia ornata (Reticulated starfish)
Homophyton verrucosum (Finger sea fan)
Hypselodoris capensis-1 (White cape dorid)
Hypselodoris carnea (King dorid)
Iphimedia gibba (Hunchback amphipod)
Isozoanthus capensis (Cape zoanthid)
Janolus capensis (Silvertip nudibranch)
Leminda millecra (Frilled nudibranch)
Macropodia falcifera (Cape long-legged spider crab)
Malacacanthus capensis (Sun burst soft coral)
Margaretta levinseni (Cactus-bush bryozoan)
Narke capensis (Cape numbfish)
Octopus vulgaris (Common octopus)
Onchoporella buskii (Busk moss animal)
Oplegnathus robinsoni (Natal knifejaw)
Pachymetopon aeneum (Blue hottentot)
Panulirus homarus (East coast rock lobster)
Pecten sulcicostatus (Scallop)
Pinctada capensis (Cape pearl oyster)
Plagusia chabrus (Cape rock crab)
Polycera capensis (Crowned nudibranch)
Pomatomus saltatrix (Shad)
Preactis millardae (Sock anemone)
Pseudactinia flagellifera (Red false plum anemone)
Pseudactinia varia (Mauve false plum anemone)
Pseudodistoma africanum (Toadstool ascidian)
Pupillaea aoerta-8 (One coloured manteled keyhole limpet)
Pyura stolonifera (Redbait)
Queubus jamesanus (White sock sea spider)
Rhabdosargus globiceps (White stumpnose)
Sabellastarte longa (Featherduster worm)
Scyllarides elisabethae (Shovellar lobster)
Solanderia procumbens (Fan hydroid)
Sparodon durbanensis (Musselcracker bream)
Spondyliosoma emarginatum (Steentjie)
Sycon sp (Hairy tube sponge)
Sycozoa spp-2 (Orange fan ascidian)
Sycozoa spp-4 (Bi-colour fan ascidian)
Tropiometra carinata (Elegant feather star)
Tsitsikamma spp (Tsitsikamma sponge)
Virgularia schultzei (Fleshy feathery sea pen)
Zues faber (John dory)
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