YOU CAN EDIT THIS PAGE! Just click any blue "Edit" link and start writing!

Editing Dive sites of Saipan

Jump to: navigation, search

Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits.

The edit can be undone. Please check the comparison below to verify that this is what you want to do, and then save the changes below to finish undoing the edit.
Latest revision Your text
Line 205: Line 205:
 
===Obyan Beach===
 
===Obyan Beach===
 
====Understand:====
 
====Understand:====
Pronounced "ob-ZAHN". This beach is particularly well used by professional dive shops, both for easy "fun dives" and for open water training dives. Occasionally, dive boats will moor and dive here and also visit the nearby site called "Mushroom rock/Boyscout beach/Secret beach".  
+
Pronounced "ob-JAHN". This beach is particularly well used by professional dive shops, both for easy "fun dives" and for open water training dives. Occasionally, dive boats will moor and dive here and also visit the nearby site called "Mushroom rock/Boyscout beach/Secret beach".  
  
 
'''Position''' — Located near Naftan Point.  
 
'''Position''' — Located near Naftan Point.  
Line 339: Line 339:
  
 
===Naftan===
 
===Naftan===
====Understand:====
+
<!--====Understand:====-->
One of the best wall dives in the CNMI, with amazing visibility and fish life
+
<!--'''Position'''-->
+
<!--'''Depth:''' &mdash;-->
'''Position''' &mdash; located on the southern tip of the island
+
<!--'''Topography:''' &mdash;-->
 
+
<!--'''Conditions:''' &mdash;-->
'''Depth:''' &mdash; The top of the wall starts at 45 feet and goes down to over 130 feet
+
<!--====Get in====-->
 
+
<!--====See====-->
'''Topography:''' &mdash; Wall dive
+
<!--'''Marine life:''' &mdash;-->
 
 
'''Conditions:''' &mdash; Visibility usually good
 
 
 
====Get in====
 
''(Boat dive)''
 
 
 
====See====
 
 
 
'''Marine life:''' &mdash; On the top portion, there are some great coral formations that are home to huge clams among other things. As one starts to descend on the wall, you will find magnificent fan coral and colorful animal life. Since this dive is at the edge of the abyss there is always the possibility of running into the larger fish like Napoleon wrasses and sharks.
 
 
 
 
<!--'''Photography:''' &mdash;-->
 
<!--'''Photography:''' &mdash;-->
 
<!--'''Suggested Routes:''' &mdash;-->
 
<!--'''Suggested Routes:''' &mdash;-->
Line 363: Line 353:
 
<!--'''Skills:''' &mdash;-->
 
<!--'''Skills:''' &mdash;-->
 
<!--'''Equipment:''' &mdash;-->
 
<!--'''Equipment:''' &mdash;-->
 +
 +
 +
''(Boat dive)''- One of the best wall dives in the CNMI, with amazing visibility and fish live, located on the southern tip of the island. The top of the wall starts at 45 feet and goes down to over 130 feet. On the top portion, there are some great coral formations that are home to huge clams among other things. As one starts to descend on the wall, you will find magnificent fan coral and colorful animal life. Since this dive is at the edge of the abyss there is always the possibility of running into the larger fish like Napoleon Wrasses and Sharks.
  
 
===Chinsen Maru===
 
===Chinsen Maru===
====Understand:====
+
<!--====Understand:====-->
Chinsen Maru is a large Japanese freighter that lies at 30 foot of depth in the lagoon. The ship has been in the water for over 50 years, allowing for some significant coral growth as well as becoming a home to thousands of fish.
 
 
 
 
<!--'''Position'''-->
 
<!--'''Position'''-->
'''Depth:''' &mdash; 30ft (9m)
+
<!--'''Depth:''' &mdash;-->
 
 
 
<!--'''Topography:''' &mdash;-->
 
<!--'''Topography:''' &mdash;-->
 
<!--'''Conditions:''' &mdash;-->
 
<!--'''Conditions:''' &mdash;-->
====Get in====
+
<!--====Get in====-->
''Boat dive''
+
<!--====See====-->
====See====
+
<!--'''Marine life:''' &mdash;-->
'''Marine life:''' &mdash; There are monstrous Red Snappers as well as Big Eye Emperors patrolling the wreck while huge schools of Goat Fish swim on top. The wreck is probably the best place on island to find Stonefish. To top it off a resident White Tip rests underneath the wreck.
 
 
 
 
<!--'''Photography:''' &mdash;-->
 
<!--'''Photography:''' &mdash;-->
 
<!--'''Suggested Routes:''' &mdash;-->
 
<!--'''Suggested Routes:''' &mdash;-->
Line 385: Line 373:
 
<!--'''Equipment:''' &mdash;-->
 
<!--'''Equipment:''' &mdash;-->
  
===Banzai Cliff===
 
====Understand:====
 
There is only a brief time during the year when conditions are suitable for diving, but it is well worth the wait if you like the big blue dives.
 
  
<!--'''Position''' &mdash; located on the North side of the island.
+
''(Boat dive)''- Chinsen Maru is a large Japanese freighter that lies at 30 foot of depth in the lagoon. The ship has been in the water for over 50 years, allowing for some significant coral growth as well as becoming a home to thousands of fish. There are monstrous Red Snappers as well as Big Eye Emperors patrolling the wreck while huge schools of Goat Fish swim on top. The wreck is probably the best place on island to find Stonefish. To top it off a resident White Tip rests underneath the wreck.
  
 +
===Banzai Cliff===
 +
<!--====Understand:====-->
 +
<!--'''Position'''-->
 
<!--'''Depth:''' &mdash;-->
 
<!--'''Depth:''' &mdash;-->
'''Topography:''' &mdash; beautiful wall
+
<!--'''Topography:''' &mdash;-->
 
<!--'''Conditions:''' &mdash;-->
 
<!--'''Conditions:''' &mdash;-->
====Get in====
+
<!--====Get in====-->
''(Boat dive)''
+
<!--====See====-->
====See====
+
<!--'''Marine life:''' &mdash;-->
'''Marine life:''' &mdash; Large pelagic fish such as sharks, rays, huge tuna, and dolphins are often seen. There are also amazing anemones and coral formations.
 
 
<!--'''Photography:''' &mdash;-->
 
<!--'''Photography:''' &mdash;-->
 
<!--'''Suggested Routes:''' &mdash;-->
 
<!--'''Suggested Routes:''' &mdash;-->
====Stay safe====
+
<!--====Stay safe====-->
'''Hazards:''' &mdash; Currents
+
<!--'''Hazards:''' &mdash;-->
 +
<!--'''Skills:''' &mdash;-->
 +
<!--'''Equipment:''' &mdash;-->
  
'''Skills:''' &mdash; This is an advanced dive due to the depths and currents.
+
''(Boat dive)''- A beautiful wall located on the North side of the island. There is only a brief time during the year when conditions are suitable for diving, but it is well worth the wait if you like the big blue dives. Large pelagic fish such as sharks, rays, huge tuna, and dolphins are often seen. There are also amazing anemones and coral formations. This is an advanced dive due to the depths and currents.
<!--'''Equipment:''' &mdash;-->
 
  
===Spot Light===
 
====Understand:====
 
This cavern dive is named Spot Light because when the sun shines through a hole in the top of the cavern, it is like a spotlight shining on a stage.
 
  
'''Position''' &mdash; This dive site is very close to Banzai and as with Banzai only accessible during a brief time period.
 
  
 +
===Spot Light===
 +
<!--====Understand:====-->
 +
<!--'''Position'''-->
 
<!--'''Depth:''' &mdash;-->
 
<!--'''Depth:''' &mdash;-->
'''Topography:''' &mdash; Cavern dive
+
<!--'''Topography:''' &mdash;-->
 
<!--'''Conditions:''' &mdash;-->
 
<!--'''Conditions:''' &mdash;-->
====Get in====
+
<!--====Get in====-->
''Boat dive''
+
<!--====See====-->
 
+
<!--'''Marine life:''' &mdash;-->
====See====
 
'''Marine life:''' &mdash; There is always the possibility of seeing large fish and animals such as turtles and sharks. The cavern has some of the largest lionfish you will ever see.
 
 
<!--'''Photography:''' &mdash;-->
 
<!--'''Photography:''' &mdash;-->
 
<!--'''Suggested Routes:''' &mdash;-->
 
<!--'''Suggested Routes:''' &mdash;-->
Line 426: Line 411:
 
<!--'''Skills:''' &mdash;-->
 
<!--'''Skills:''' &mdash;-->
 
<!--'''Equipment:''' &mdash;-->
 
<!--'''Equipment:''' &mdash;-->
 +
 +
''(Boat dive)''- This dive site is very close to Banzai and as with Banzai only accessible during a brief time period. This cavern dive is named Spot Light, because when the sun shines through a hole in the top of the cavern, it is like a spotlight shining on a stage. There is always the possibility of seeing large fish and animals such as turtles and sharks. The cavern has some of the largest lionfish you will ever see.
  
 
==Read==
 
==Read==

You may have to refresh your browser window in order to view the most recent changes to an article.

All contributions to Wikitravel must be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. By clicking "Save" below, you acknowledge that you agree to the site license as well as the following:

  • If you do not want your work to be re-used on other web sites and modified by other users please do not submit!
  • All contributions must be your own original work or work that is explicitly licensed under a CC-BY-SA compatible license.
  • Text and/or images published on another web site or in a book are likely copyrighted and should not be submitted here!
  • Wikitravel has strong guidelines on links to external web sites. Links to booking engines, hotel and restaurant aggregator sites, or other third-party sites will be deleted.
  • Contributions that appear to be marketing or advertising will be deleted.

To protect the wiki against automated edit spam, we kindly ask you to type the words you see in the box below:

Cancel | Editing help (opens in new window)

Templates used on this page: