Kosrae Dive Site: Split Rock
A macro photographers dream. This huge coral head that has split neatly in half,
allowing a diver enough room to casually swim through the two halves. The top
sits at 8 metres, and the bottom at 15 metres. At the bottom, it is possible
to swim several metres in underneath to find all sorts of tiny creatures hiding
from larger predators.
Nudibranchs abound here, and if you’re into small
stuff, it’s possible to spend a whole dive exploring the rock. Curious
Bat Fish often swim lazily through the split, and are often happy to pose for
photographers. A resident Scorpionfish lives on the eastern side, and is a
good challenge to find, given its excellent camouflage.
If you choose to look around for a while, and then drift off along the edge
of the sloping reef, you’ll often come across Napoleon Wrasse, huge Pufferfish
and Porcupine fish.