Recommended depths: three to 65 meters for photographing and filming, three to 40 meters for recreational dives, and up to 130 meters for deep and trimix dives.
The place is also remarkable for its proximity (3 km away, on the opposite side of the lake) to the deepest point of the lake (1,647 meters). When the weather is absolutely calm a ship can be moored to the beach in the southern part of Cape Izhimei (this place can be called the center of the dive site), when the wind is weak, a ship can be anchored in the narrow offshore area in the northern part of the canyon, however, we usually make dives from a drifting ship.
A narrow canyon starts opposite the beach almost right from the shore and becomes very smooth from the depth of 20 meters. Narrow benches run to the depth of 60 meters and then they turn into a vertical drop off. To the left and to the right from the canyon are bench drop offs, covered in sponges. At the depth of 55-65 meters the benches get smooth and the drop off becomes vertical. At the depth of 75 meters there is a sharp angle inclination. The lower part of the canyon looks like a cone, its top is at the depth of 105 meters. To the left and to the right from the cone the walls run into the abyss. We have not explored them to find out their maximum depth.
The northern part of the dive site - steep benches lined with cracks, turning into a vertical drop off, the lower part of it is not identified. The nothern part of the dive site Izhimei Canyon is adjacent to the Cape Izhimei dive site.
The southern part of the dive site - steep benches covered in sponges, turning into a vertical drop off, the lower point of it is also not explored. The southern part of the dive site is adjacent to the Cousteau dive site.
Lots of white sand and green sponges at the edge of the drop off. The drop off and the benches are covered in white sand and green sponges, that decorate the scenery to the depth of 90 meters - this is an outstanding fact.
An ideal place for deep dives. Many trimix dives have been done at this site, with a maximum depth of 140 meters.