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Dive Site GPS Point - Banta Island

Scuba diving at the GPS Point Abundant fish life still exists in current-prone areas including large, missile-like Spanish mackerel. On the northwestern corner of this seamount grey reef sharks swim at 30m depth. Dogtooth tunas can sometimes be seen along the deeper slopes. This seamount was once rated amongst the best dive sites in this area. Up to 7 species of sharks could be seen during a single dive and schooling hammerhead sharks were seen in the month of September. Unfortunately, hard corals was severely damaged by dynamite fishing in 1997 and 1998 and sharks were extensively fished out by sharksfinners. Large patches of coral rubble intersperse stretches of live coral, which are evidence of what a great site this once was.