Aldinga Pinnacles

Location: Aldinga Reef
State: SA
Diver Qualification: Open Water
Average Depth: 13mtrs
Max Depth: 16mtrs
Average Visibility: 15mtrs
Access Type: BOAT
Directions: On the near side of Aldinga Reef, there are a set of about 10 "Pinnacles" that come up to about 5 metres. Can be seen from the surface on a clear day.
Description: Part of the spectacular, but not often dived Aldinga Reef. Should only be dived certain times of the year, because it is a snapper breeding ground, so when the snapper are running, stay well away, unless you have a cage. (For obvious reasons)

It is at the beginning of the reef, which is a wall system, with lots of chasms, but here, there are a heap of "pinnacles" that go almost to the surface, and are a home for lots of fish, including blue devils, bullseyes, boarfish, old wives, and too many others to mention.

The fish life here is unbelievable. The whole of Aldinga reef is a protected marine reserve, so you can't take anything from it, and the fishermen can't fish there either. Because of this, it is abundant with fish life, soft corals, sponges, nudibranchs, and lots of other wonderful things to look at.

It is quite close to the star of greece, so you can empty your tank on that afterwards.