Soufrière Marine Park – The Abyss

Dominica - Soufriere Marine Park - Pinnacles
Soufriere Marine Park – Pinnacles
12/11/2017
Dominica - Soufrière Marine Park - Danglebens Pinnacle - North
Soufrière Marine Park – Danglebens Pinnacle – North
12/11/2017

Located in the National Marine Park Soufriere, this diving spot, the Abyss, also called the Abym wall. It is a completely vertical wall, except where it becomes concave; it falls to over 1500 feet. The wall is just as interesting at 50 feet as at 100+ feet. Thereafter, only those organisms which can cling to a vertical surface survive. There is no sedimentation which falls into the blue depth. Red, peach and orange encrusting sponges spread unfetteredacross the wall, leaving just enough space for anemones to snuggle into the odd weak spot. In the southern corner, one can float 30 ft off the wall and see the surface cliff enter the sea then drop into the deep on both sides of you, a truly impressive sight. In addition to the beautiful topography, one can usually find seahorses, scorpion fish and turtles or solitary barracuda. The most unusual thing about this site, despite the massive wall, is that it is suitable for all levels. The start is on a sandy/rock shelf at 25 ft and there is rarely any current. The wall can be dived from 40 ft or deeper and all depths are equally impressive. A “must” dive for most visitors; it truly sums up the dramatic topography of the island.

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