Scuba diving in Twilight Zone

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From Shore
Diver level
Average: 10 m
Maximum: 40 m
Average: 12 m
Maximum: 30 m
The Twilight Zone dive site is located close to the shoreline of the small Pantar Island. This dive site features a beautiful coral reef with a steep wall that goes down to 40m/131ft deep, where the sea bed is covered in black volcanic sand. The dive site has been given its name because of a number of bizarre marine creatures that can be spotted here. If they were a lot bigger (divers can use their imaginations), they could become quite frightening creatures reminiscent of things seen in the Twilight Zone movie and TV show. The Twilight Zone dive site is also interesting at night when Spanish dancers perform their incredible dance, mantis shrimp focus their independently moving eyes on divers, and snake eels come out of their burrows to start their aggressive hunting.

When to go

The Twilight Zone is open for diving all year round, but the best time for good water visibility is from November to January, when the average visibility is over 30m/98ft is common. The annual water temperature ranges from 25-30C/77-86F.

What to see

The Twilight Zone is home to some weird marine creatures, such as bobbit worms, gurnard lionfish, soapfish, mantis shrimp, rare Djibouti giants, Spanish dancers, snake eels, and mimic octopi.

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