Fish Bowl gets its name from the incredible variety of fish inhabiting this reef. Sharks like to hang out here and so do we! The highlight of this dive is the large arch or reef bridge that shelters a great variety of colourful sponges and critters like lobsters, crabs and large schools of fish. Even a big barracuda is guarding the entry of this magical gate. When you exit, you may want to have a look at the bubbles escaping the top of the cave through tiny openings, just like an upside down snowfall. The reef is on the far end of St. Maarten main reef system, steeping down from 40 feet to 60 feet, with a more dramatic drop facing the island and more wide steps with long sand channels on the foot of the reef were you can enjoy a great variety of marine life hanging under the shade. Is common to see Caribean reef sharks, nurse sharks, southern stingrays, eagle rays, different species of eels and lobsters. And many times we can see all of this in just one dive!
Fish Bowl is a great dive site for all levels of experience, however this site is NOT an option at all times because the location of this reef is not protected during rough seas, making for difficult surface conditions if it is not the right day. The good thing is we know when it's the right day to go to this beautiful reef :)
|Avg. Depth:||From 45 to 65 feet|
|Distance:||15 to 20 minutes from the dive shop|
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