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Second Cathedral

Second Cathedral

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Depth: 60 to 70 feet
Visibility: 100+
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

This site is the larger of the two cathedrals although the site itself is somewhat smaller.  The depth here ranges from 12 to 15 on the top of the shallow end to over 70 feet on the offshore ledges.  The cathedrals have ceilings that are 25 to 30 feet above you.  There are entrances and exits everywhere and plenty of ambient light to see if you did not bring a dive light.  On the ceiling in the main antechamber there is an extremely rare species of albino black coral.  Because of its delicate nature and rare white coloration it is called the Chandelier.  The nature of the topography and the extent of the structure provide hiding places and excellent habitat for many rare species and very small varieties of fish, shrimp, octopus, nudibranchs, shells, and eels.  The exterior on the west end of the pinnacle contains a nice coral area home to cleaner wrasses, butterfly fish, damsel fish, grouper, and many other species.  Dolphins also are seen here fairly frequently.  There have also been reports of whale sharks, manta rays, and sharks being sighted here as well.  Again, this is one of the top dive sites in the world.

2nd Cathedral Entrance
2nd Cathedral Entrance

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