On our second day in Saint Pierre we ventured across the bay, right over to the far side, to dive the Raisnier wreck. Dad and myself dived it in the afternoon with Ann and Friso (our crew) diving it in the morning. The Raisinier is a shallow wreck with the deepest point being at only 10m deep, but this doesn’t inhibit the beauty of the site. There is an abundance of coral and marine life all over and most of the fish aren’t scarred of divers and will happily swim up to and around you.
Like I said there is an abundance or coral and sponges all over the wreck site and they house many of the fish and sea creatures that live there. They also make the wreck site so amazingly colourful and photogenic. Dad had a run in with some Yellow Tube Sponge as he was hovering watching some fish. There isn’t just Yellow Tube Sponge though, there are Vase Sponges, Sea Anemone and many, many more.
As we were exploring a part of the wreck, a Pufferfish poked its head out from under it. It was a fairly shy fish because it didn’t venture far from the protection of the wreck and kept swimming back under as I tried to take pictures. I did manage to get a couple but, as you can see in the one below, there was lots of tiny fish swimming around between us, making the picture look cloudy.
The dive site wasn’t big but we managed to cover it all multiple times within half an hour. We both had plenty of air left but got bored seeing the same stuff over and over again so decided to surface early.
If you are in Saint Pierre and fancy doing some diving I would definitely recommend the Raisinier Wreck due to how easy it is. The wreck is also viewable from the surface when snorkelling and is easily duck dived to get a closer look.
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