Twin Peaks, Saxon Reef

Two large coral bommies with lots of shallow reef around to the southeast. Approximately 60 meters in total diameter, with a small ridge connecting the two bommies.

Large schools of brassy drummers, barracuda, silver and big-eyed trevally. You can also see green sea turtles and clownfish.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 16 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Snorkeling
  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Pinnacle, Needle, Seamount

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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