Passe en S #8

The second to last buoy of the S-Pass, #8 is a dive for all levels starting at 4 meters, going down to 65 meters. At the foot of the latter stands the white sand dune crossing the channel from one end to the other.

You can see a lot of different species on this dive. It all depends on how deep we are.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 24 m
Current

Current

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

DIVE TYPES

  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Cleaning Station
  • Pinnacle, Needle, Seamount

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

Passe en S #7

#7 is 15 meters deep. You arrive very quickly at the drop-off, which goes down to 55 meters. A nice dive on a clear day.

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Passe en S #8B

This site is at the last buoy on the south side of the channel. 8B is a dive generally reserved for advanced divers. The drop-off is quite impressive and ends at 50 meters deep.

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Passe en S #7B

Last buoy of the S-shaped pass on the north side, the 7B is a dive for all levels starting at 4 meters going down to 65 meters. At the foot of the latter stands the white sand dune crossing the channel from one end to the other until the 8.

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Passe en S #9

Located in the southeastern part of the channel, the #9 is interesting to dive heading due west. The configuration of the site is the same as all the pass entrance buoys. It has a staircase drop-off with steps at 25 and 40 meters.

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Passe en S #6

The 100-foot drop-off is far enough away from the buoy. To reach it, you have to cross a sand valley and small canyons on which coral heads and other isolated rocks are placed.

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Passe en S #10

At the foot of the anchorage is a blue anemone that a family of clown fish has chosen as their home. The sand here slopes gently down to 30 metres, where the fall begins.

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Passe en S #5B

This site is a beautiful valley of white sand with a few coral blocks here and there. The contrast between the rock and the bright white sand on good days is magnificent to observe.

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Passe en S #5

This site is a valley of white sand with a few coral blocks here and there. The contrast between the rock and the bright white sand on good days is magnificent to observe.

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Passe en S #11

In the S-pass turn, #11 is a step-shaped drop-off. The first drop is 15-20 metres and the second is 35-40 metres. The block on which the buoy is anchored is rich in coral of all kinds.

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Passe en S #3

Anchor a little far from the edge of the plank. The drop-off starts at 20 meters and ends at 55 meters. This dive joins buoy 4 nicknamed “Merou Palace.“

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