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Scuba Diving in Turkey
Dive Site: Balaban Island
Location: Fethiye, Turkey
Description: Wall dive
Depth: 18 - 30 metres (60 - 100 feet)
Visibility: 30 - 40 metres (100 - 130 feet)
The boat moored next to the island and we started our dive by keeping the island on our left hand side. Because you can actually swim continuously in one direction all the way around the island we kept our average depth at around 16 mt. As soon as we started following the wall we could see the dramatic deep blue below us (this is a very steep wall) with big groupers relaxing there. After we had past the first point on the island our dive guide started to show us the holes and small cracks on the wall and we were able to look for shrimps, crayfish, lobsters and moray eels. The best part of the dive was towards the end when we saw jacks and barracuda hunting for thousands of sardines and moving them into huge bait balls. It was amazing, like something you would see on the Discovery Channel!
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