This is one of the great reefs in St John's. Steep walls and a plateau on the south side, two caves and beautiful coral growth always make it an attractive dive destination. Often you can meet manta rays, grey reef sharks and sometimes even hammerhead or other oceanic sharks.
St. John`s Gota Kebir is 250m long and 120m wide. The north ends in a steep wall that drops to 35m in places and opens into a small ledge before plunging further into the depths. The west side drops to 20 to 25m with overhangs and deep notches, then with a slight slope into the outer area where it disappears into the depths. On the east, the wall drops 20 to 30m and then turns into an overhang. The northern part falls directly into the depth. On the way there are huge gorgonians with a diameter of 3 to 4m.
The southern side is covered with coral fields. The reef wall there runs vertically down to the second plateau at 55m depth. On the plateau you can watch manta rays, gray reef sharks and hammerhead sharks as they make their rounds. On the west and east side, behind the plateau at 9m, there are caves. Both run almost identically in an exciting large diameter circular path. However, please watch out for things that can fall down due to the exhaled air.
- Manta rays, gray reef sharks and sometimes even hammerhead or other oceanic sharks