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Temple

27°51.000’N – 34°18.600’E

Temple still has some interesting aspects today, even though part of its beauty has been damaged by diving tourism. Temple takes its name from the columnar coral towers and is particularly suitable for night dives. We once saw 5 huge moray eels in one dive, one as thick as a bull's neck! The coral blocks look rather bare and grey at first sight, compared to other dive sites, but you only have to look a little closer into the cracks and holes and you will be surprised at how vibrant the reef is. Also, with good buoyancy, you can dive into a crevice in the larger coral tower and it almost feels like being in a cave.
OBSERVATIONS Porties, gorgonia, butterfly fish, parrotfish, lionfish, angelfish, napoleon wrasse, triggerfish, anthias NOTES It is advisable to take a compass with you on the night dive in order to avoid problems finding your own boat. Don't get too close to the triggerfish which visit this place especially during nest- building time, or you risk being attacked.