Cave at Circus

Location: Tintamarre
Access: Boat
Depth: 45 feet (14 meters)
Type: Reef
Look for: Swim-throughs, lava tubes.

Circus is on the northern eastern tip of Tintamarre. I’m not sure why it is called Circus, perhaps because there is one cave on the dive that looks like the inside of a circus tent. It is about 45 feet to the bottom. We also sometimes call this dive site Lava Tubes, as that is the main feature of the site. There are various caves and swim through which make for an awesome dive. There are loads of great examples of Elk Horn coral, which is an endangered species.  The coolest thing I have seen here is a diver at the opening of one of the lava tubes, with all the rays of the sun scattering in beams behind him. Also, Chris went diving here with 2 Open Water Students, Jennifer and Graeme, and on their first dive ever… 4 dolphins swimming with them for 20 minutes!


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