Cocos Island East
The reef on the east side is very different from the west side. This is the windward side of the island, and diving here is seasonal due to ground swells from the east.
The terrain slopes gently downward from the shallows and at 80 feet it drops vertically to more than 200 feet. Numerous areas on the drop off offers photography opportunities with some of the most beautiful and prolific yellow sea fan colonies on Guam, and a variety of soft corals and invertebrates. These fans are between 95-160ft so be careful. Numerous large fish, including full-grown tunas and barracudas frequent the area as well.
It is not uncommon to see sharks cruising the deep walls and the upper reefs. Like the west side, the reef flats feature small crevices and numerous hard and soft corals, making them a favorite hiding spot for many small animals.
CAUTION: This is a current dive 90% of the time so be sure and bring a safety sausage. There can also be down currents along the deep reef walls.
Depth Ranges: 60-140+' Exp Level: Experienced Access by boat Avg Vis: 70-100+' GPS: 13.13.930N, 144.39.160E