Baie Du Lac Sal

Reported by SV Anthem October 2019: Anchorage with shallower good holding and access to the bay called Baie Du Lac Sal. Here is where the Rift Valley depression meets the ocean. Many past lava flows are present onshore.

Just north of the anchorage – 11°35.127N 042°32.083E – is where we dove the “crack” of the Rift Valley (where you can see underwater the separation of the Africa plate from the Somali plate) and snorkeled with a whale shark. The whale sharks visit Djibouti from November till February and it is a great place to see them.

Read more at Exploring the Gulf of Tadjourah and Ghoubet al Khareb.

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