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Yellow sponge at South Point, Turkey dive site - Courtesy of Rik Vercoe

Octopus at South Point, Turkey dive site - Courtesy of Rik Vercoe

Baby cuttelfish at South Point, Turkey dive site - Courtesy of Rik Vercoe

Black sponge at South Point, Turkey dive site - Courtesy of Rik Vercoe

Amphora at South Point, Turkey dive site - Courtesy of Rik Vercoe

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Dive Site: South Point

Location: Black Island, Bodrum, Turkey

Description: Reef

Depth: 10 - 20 metres (30 - 65 feet)

Visibility: 20 metres (65 feet)

Rating: ***

South Point is the southerly point of Black Island, around 45 - 60 minutes boat ride from Bodrum and has a gently sloping seabed with rock formations and large seagrass fields. Shoals of small black damselfish congregate above the seagrass and all manner of small wrasse can be found here. A broken amphora with an orange sponge growing near its neck was positioned near a small canyon in the volcanic rocks. As we turned to begin our slow swim back to the boat there was a huge black sponge in 10 metres of water and a free-swimming moray. As we reached the seagrass and the rocky area in the shallows it became apparent that there were numerous common octopus here. We saw two camouflaged under rocks and a third free-swimming from one hiding place to the next. There were occasional red starfish amongst the seagrass and lots of giant scallops. This was a nice relaxing dive in calm, controlled conditions and ideal for less experienced divers.

Rik Vercoe, BSAC Advanced Instructor



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