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The Sovereign Islands are actually a set of very large rocks attracting marine life for ages.
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The Sovereign Islands are little more than very large rocks and as they are located much closer inshore they are only a very short boat spin from Oysterhaven. There are two Islands the Big and Small Sovereign. Diving at the Sovereigns is suitable for all grades of divers.
On the South side of the Big Sovereign is the remains of a Dutch trawler "The Nellie" which is in about 15meter of water. The anchor of the Nellie was raised by some local divers a number of years ago and now stands at the top of the slip in Oysterhaven. The Nellie is a lovely dive to potter around early in the season before the kelp grows. There is an abundance of life on and around the wreck including many curious blennies.
The nicest dive on the small Sovereign has to be the Grotto which is located at the Eastern end. This takes some finding, but once found it makes for a sweet dive. There are amazingly colored jewel anemones lining the walls at the entrance to the Grotto. It is possible to swim from one end and out the other. Around the Sovereigns depths are approximately 12-15m.
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