For deep divers, this could very well be THE best dive site on Guam. This is a very deep reef near Facpi Point. It features a severe wall dropping from 150 to more than 200 feet. At the top of the deep reef plateau there is a vertical tunnel about 10' wide that leads directly to a lower reef undercut, more like a cavern, that extends about 30ft under the reef.
Coming out from the cavern to the right and left is a steep wall covered with sea whips, black coral trees, and various gorgonian fans. There are always schools of rainbow runners, barracuda, and resident sharks.
CAUTION: This dive site is for very experienced deep divers only. A redundant air supply is mandatory along with great planning. The current can come up very quickly so allow plenty of air time for decompression stops.
May 17th, 2009 Dive Report∫ Dave Hendricks, James McLeod, Noriko Boggs (MDA wholesale manager) and I made a dive here to show James and Noriko the dive site before he leaves island. This was one of these dives that everything worked! Usually it takes quite a while to anchor here cause you want to set the anchor very close to the edge of the deep reef, so the boat line ups have to be seen clearly.
After two tries Noriko and I went down first to set the anchor, and the vis was so good we could see the anchor on the top of the 150' reef from 60' AND the anchor was in a hole very close to the edge! Noriko went thru the tunnel and we both went inside the deep reef undercut just below the tunnel.
The depth here is almost 190' so bottom time gets a little critical. This "mini cave" extends at least 30' under the reef and is loaded with smaller openings that are home to lots of reef fish. Exiting the cave, if you swim around to the right you're greeted with huge black coral trees and reddish-purple sea whip colonies. There's also a smaller tunnel here that goes into the reef at about 165 and comes out at 185. Noriko went in and out, but I don't think I could have fit.
While she was in there I looked to the right and saw a small school of jacks moving very fast, and chasing them was a small black tip shark. As Noriko and I ascended to the top of the reef there were schools of unicorn fish and rainbow runners moving back and forth along the edge of the reef and on the top.
We had planned the dive for 15 minutes and I stopped on the way up for a deep stop at 100'. To give you an idea on just how good the vis was, I looked down to see Dave and James coming out of the cave, so they were about 80-90' below me, and looking up I could see the bottom of the boat and the deco lines and tanks hanging underneath it!!
Pete's comment: I've been diving this site since 1976 and on every single dive here we've seen sharks and the deep coral growth hasn't changed a bit. Dave saw two small black tips also. All in all, one helluva dive at my absolute favorite deep dive site.