photo courtesy John Magor
Ladder Labyrinth Mooring Depth: 45 feet (15m)
Maximum Depth: 80 feet (25m) The labyrinth of 10 foot coral and rock ridges just seaward of the mooring provide numerous nooks and crannies for shrimp, crab and lobsters while making it clear how this site was named. Heading east the labyrinth gives way to a more organized system of lava flows and sand chutes. Look for healthy populations of Filefish, and French Grunts and Spanish Grunts. Don't overlook the many sandy alleyways that offer a close-up look at Yellowhead Jawfish. When returning to the mooring line, wam your hands in the "hot" sulphur-colored sand--evidence of the active status of the volcano that is Saba.