Dry Rocks East, an open water diving site, is located on the eastern side of Cooper Island, between Cooper and Ginger Islands, and it’s famous mostly for the diverse marine life found here.
Black coral among many other colored versions and sea fans cover the rocks and the sandy bottom. Don’t expect to see a coral here and there, this site is hugely abundant in vibrant corals that will look incredible captured on camera.
Dry Rocks East is home to cobia, nurse sharks, barracuda, huge clams, southern and slipper lobsters, hawksbill turtles, moray eels, horse eye jacks, African pompano, Atlantic spadefish, French angelfish, grunts, black durgons, sergeant majors, chromis, creole wrasses, hinds, coneys, filefish, goatfish, highhats, pufferfish and trunkfish.
Unfortunately, the currents are usually overwhelming due to the fact that Dry Rocks East is located in open waters but if you catch a good day you will most surely enjoy it as the visibility is very good here.
Photos by Armando Jenik