Asan Cut

Depth Range 25 - 190 ftWeather80.460 mph

Entry and exit can be difficult when diving Asan Cut from shore, it is recommended that divers unfamiliar with this site only attempt a dive here with a buddy experienced with this location. Either way this dive should not be attempted during a tide change or when surface waves are present, as there will likely be a strong rip current.

The cut itself is littered with coral and rock columns, which can be very disorientating to navigate even when familiar with the site. In the event, you need to surface away from your dive float remember to deploy a DSMB.

Visibility at the entry and exit point is usually pretty poor, but don’t be discouraged as it usually opens up quite a bit once you get through the cut. The remains of an amtrak from the U.S. invasion during World War II can be found toward the north-east in about 25 feet of water. Visibility tends to be better to the north-west. Asan Cut is a great dive and offers an abundance of marine life, including sharks, rays, octopus, and even the occasional pod of dolphins.

Fishermen frequent this location and may not see submerged divers, so you should be aware of where they are casting and try your best to avoid those areas.

Scorpionfish are frequently seen on the rock ledges in the cut. Sea urchins are can be seen in and around the entry/exit point. Gloves are recommended, especially for entry and exit.

Dive Details Certification Open WaterDepth Range 25 - 190 ftVisibility Range 40 - 75+ ftAccess BeachHazards Strong currents are typical here, should not be attempted during tide changes or if waves are present. Lots of scorpionfish are present at this site.