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The top of the wall at about 45 feet starts sloping down like a stairway. No sand patches just a unique stairway-like wall. On the wall are found schools of barracuda, horse-eye jacks, Bermuda chubs, and hamlets. Sometimes the occasional hawksbill turtle swims by.

Unusual for North West Point, this site is mainly coral with very few sand patches. The Stairway is a wide depression in the well with plate coral that steps down quickly to over 100ft, then drops off into the blue. Heading south the wall is composed of buttresses and deep narrow cracks that shelter all kinds of life. The top of the wall teams with schooling fish and is a forest of soft coral. Eagle rays are often seen here, as well as sharks. The big coral head close to the mooring is home to a resident population of clinging crabs that do a great job of packing themselves into every little space they can find. Swim towards the mooring and you will usually see many baby barracuda as well as a school of small horse-eye jacks and Bermuda chub.

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Favoriteirishgirl - 7/28/2015 7:44 PM
I went scuba diving here on 6/30/2015. Average viz: 91-100ft/28-30m. Water temp: 81-85°F/27-29°C.

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