Iliape Wall SCUBA Dive Sites

Category: Kawula IslandIliape Wall
We jumped into Iliape Wall, with no expectation. We were rewarded with sightings of several blacktip sharks cruising the wall, a cute juvenile lionfish, an orangutan crab, and a yellow leaf scorpionfish. The wall itself was nothing to shout about; the corals were patchy: healthy in some parts and damaged in others. Overfishing and destructive practices have clearly contributed to the damage. We were swimming along the wall, when suddenly my buddy started banging on her tank excitedly. A nudibranch the size of a piglet quietly snoozed on the wall! A Spanish Dancer! Soon a photo frenzy started, and I managed to get some good shots of the behemoth (the nudi, not my buddy!), even though my model/ buddy refused to get closer to the subject!
Reef type: Wall
Access: Liveaboard
Visibility: 15-20 meters
Current: No current
Coral condition: Patchy, healthy in some parts and damage in others
Marine life: Black tip shark, orang-utan crab, spanish dancer
Highlights: Gigantic Spanish dancer
Accomodation: No known accomodation (except liveaboard)
Difficulty: Easy