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LOCATION:
The small island is visible from the village in Salang but can only be accessed by dive boats. A boat ride will take you about 5 minutes to Soyak Island (or also known as Soyah Island). The dive commenced on the north side of the rocky island and drifted west.

DESCRIPTION:

Visibility was poor during my morning dive. A lot of suspended particles and even stronger current. Soyak is well-known for its unpredictable current which can pose a nightmare if you are swimming against the current flow, or an excellent opportunity for drift-diving.

Dive depth was about 12 meters only. I saw a leatherjacket here, perhaps the same one I spotted when snorkeling at Salang Reef South. My dive master spotted a pair of Moorish Idols, which I missed (but then I've seen them almost everywhere else).

There were also gold spotted trevally, a lot of bandit fusiliers and a few sweet lips. The soft corals here were much better than Labas Rock, which I dived earlier. A lot more gorgonian sea fans, although it was hard to admire them with the strong currents.

Note: Due to some technicalities, I was not able to take underwater photographs. I may revisit this dive spot, hopefully with better visibility, and have myself equipped with a camera.

MY RATING:

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