This dive site stretches out of Genting Bay on the famous Coral Island and slops down to a maximum depth of around 30 meters is famed for its huge Gorgonian sea fans clinging onto the volcanic boulders (also known as Tulai Island). The general dive plan asks to swim along the lower reef edge to about 22m where you will find a beautiful some massive granite rock boulders covered so densely in different soft corals that you can’t even see the rock anymore. In between some of those rocks lies Fan Canyon, which got its name from the dozens of gorgonian sea fan corals which cover the side of the rocks. There are a number of swimthroughs amongst the jumbled boulders where smaller creatures and even a ribbon eel maybe spotted.
At the deeper part of the dive site we find on almost every dive large scorpion fish and dozens of nudibranchs.
At 16m there is nice (but narrow) tunnel worth swimming trough because of its thousands of tinny anchovies. From here we swim back into the Genting Bay to do our three minute safety sBack to top at 5m over the beautiful hard coral reef.
Fan canyon has some of the greatest variety of nudibranches and flat worms among all dive sites and we still find new ones on almost every dive, so keep your eyes open and your macro lens on the camera.
The resident marine life you can find here are angel, puffer, bat fishes, emperors, titan trigger, parrots, butterfly, napoleon wrasse, nurse sharks, scorpions, stingrays, yellow striped snappers, moray eels and zebra lion fish..