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Snake Pit is a set of coral bommies where the highlight it diving with sea snakes, hence its name.

Name Dive Site:Snake Pit
Depth: 5-30m (16-98ft)
Visibility: 10-30m (32-98ft)
Accessibility: Boat
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Halfway between Lizard Island and Ribbon Reef nr 10 is a great dive site named Snake Pit. It lives up to its name as almost all divers encounter more than just one sea snake. The dive site is made up of 8 coral bommies roughly aligned in two lines and surrounded by a white sandy ocean floor.

Many species of soft corals can be found, such as leather and palm corals. But there are also quite a few hard corals, sea fans, sponges and invertebrates such as clams, sea stars, nudibranches and sea cucumbers. Many larger fish inhabit the area. Trevally, mackerel, groupers and barracuda, but also smaller species such as batfish, parrotfish, stingrays and hawksbill turtles are often spotted. This dive site is interesting mainly due to the sea snake encounters, but don't forget the encounters with large game fish, sharks and rays, which make for some wicked scuba diving.

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