Small Gota Sataya

Small Gota Sataya is one the eastern reef in Fury Shoal. It is a small reef measuring around 200m across, but it is has one of the most beautiful Coral Gardens in the Deep South.

 

Small Gota Sataya

Mooring is usually on the Southern Side, using the lee side from the current that pushes in from the North. A short RIB ride will take you to the northern edge. A negative entry is advisable to ensure not drifting onto the reef itself. The dive is not deep and your are likely to spend the majority of your time around the 10m to 15m mark. The typical drop-off is somewhere along the northern wall. With your right shoulder facing the reef, follow the reef along and you should hit the large hard coral formations.

 

The coral garden is about 50m to 70m long, with beautiful hard corals creating a fantastic underwater landscape. At the end of the northern reef, there is a gap that allows you to follow the reef around, but it is recommended swiming a bit out (about 10m) and have a close look at the Ergs. It is some lovely overhangs at the near the sandy bottom, which are often used by blue spotted stringrays to hide under. Follow the ergs around and looks the dispersed smaller coral formations in the sand. You can follow up the coral wall again and either stop here at 6m or just swim slowly along to the South until you are able to see the dive boat.

Key numbers

Dive type: Reef

Length: -

Depth: 5m to 20m

Visibility: 20m+

Location: 24°11.93N, 35°39.18E

Difficulty: 1 Stars

Dive: 4 Stars

 

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Small Gota Sataya