We thought that last time we dived Magic Point was the
best but this one surpassed that by quite a bit. The anchor had
dropped right on the wall to the south of the cave. We secured it
and headed over to the 'viewing position' on the flat sandy area in
front of the cave. A quick count revealed 10 GNS and an adult male PJ.
But wait here was another one cruising in so that makes 11. Thee
were even 2 juvenile amongst them which was quite a treat. We had
thought that the number of human visitors each week would scare them
off. Magic Point now gets regular visits from
Sea Tamer and
Plunge diving that we know
of. With each disgorging 8 or so divers, some doing double dives
we were pleasantly surprised to see more now GNS than we have ever seen.
Even better, the sharks were quite curious of us, coming
closer and closer. With several I could have reached out my hand
and touched them they were that close. The juveniles were
particularly curious, circling us, then coming in closer. We were
awed by their gracefulness. We saw behavior that was new to us.
They would swim across the front of the cave, then out on one side and
circle back behind us. Previously, when they have left the cave
they disappear and come back some time later. We took lots of pics
and I have tried to show the best here. After about 40 mins we
left the sharks and headed south, finding the second cave which only had
bullseye and groper in it. We think some divers miss the main cave
and find this one and are disappointed when there are no sharks there.
Out total dive time as 63 mins on air.