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MANTA REEF

Average Depth :  25 metres

Max. Depth :  28 metres

Features  :  Featuring a huge diversity of marine life including numerous giant mantas (up to 6m in width) which give the reef its name. North and south walls with adjacent pinnacles of rocks creating gullies at depths of 24m to 28m. The top of the reef is quite flat with beautiful soft corals & walls home large schools of yellow snapper, barracuda, big eyes, fusiliers, hundreds of bright blue, red-tooth trigger fish, tiny goldies, fairy basslets as well as large potato groupers.  Also  large trumpet fish, green turtles, sweetlips, scorpion fish, morays (giant, honeycomb, geometric, yellow-edge and white mouth...), crocodile fish, Spanish dancers and a whole array of nudibranchs and cowries. 3 main cleaning stations where huge manta rays circle and hover to allow small fish to remove parasites from their bodies and devil rays and sometimes eagle rays swim above the reef and on occasion its possible to see white tip reef sharks and other rays.

THE OASIS

Average Depth :  24 metres

Features  :   Numerous overhangs and shallow caverns and excellent hard and soft corals. There are two main cleaning stations here that attract the large mantas.  Leopard sharks often seen resting on the sandy bottom as well as  white tip, black tip and silver tip reef sharks. Devil rays, blotched fantail rays and Jenkins whiprays are common as well as large giant and honeycomb morays.  Potato groupers are common. Corals offer hiding places for spiny lobster, egg cowries, Spanish dancers and large scorpion fish. Shoals of big eyes, yellow snapper, goldies and sometimes barracuda drift over the reef.

GALLERIA

Average Depth :  26 metres

Max. Depth :  35 metres

Features  :  Often offering an excellent drift dive. Giant mantas can also be seen on this site, cruising along the wall which provides shelter for various rays, shoals of red-tooth trigger fish, goldies, lobster and scorpion fish.  Large potato groupers come in very close to inspect divers. Fragile green tree corals hide all kinds of morays from large honeycomb to small geometric and white-mouth. The wall provides perfect cover for large, rarely seen frog-fish. Devil rays and sometimes small reef sharks can also be seen.

TABLE TOP

Average Depth :  30 metres

Max. Depth : 40 metres

Features  :  Table Top is a deeper site with a curving wall - down to 40m at the bottom and 30m on the top of the reef. Beautiful green tree corals are home to hundreds of goldies and fairy basslets, many kinds of morays and so on. The ever present potato groupers are just as curious on this site. The wall gives shelter to schools of Moorish idols and banner fish and rays. 

CROCODILE ROCK

Average Depth :  14 metres

Max. Depth : 16 metres

Features  :  Crocodile Rock is named for its many large crocodile fish that lie on the bottom on flat rocks and sandy areas. The top of the ref is at around 14m with large craters going down to around 16m. Home to  snappers and big eyes, angel fish, butterfly fish, large bright yellow trumpet fish, clown trigger fish and large lionfish. Many types of box fish and puffer fish, lobster and banded coral shrimp as well as blue spotted Kuhl's stingrays and scorpion fish lie still on the bottom next to egg and tiger cowries.

PRAIA DA ROCHA

Average Depth :  5 metres

Max. Depth :  18 metres

Features  :  Meaning - Beach of Rocks this is a fringing reef with excellent hard and soft corals. Featuring beautiful Spanish dancers, nudibranchs and cowries, honeycomb & zebra morays hide in the cracks with large spiny lobster. White tip reef sharks, turtles and eagle rays also found her. Also reef fish,  schools of barracuda, snappers and sweetlips. A good spot for encountering whale sharks during peak season.

THE ARENA

Average Depth :  12 metres

Max. Depth : 20 metres

Features  :  Very similar in topography and marine life to Crocodile Rock except featuring deeper craters with higher walls. The large craters make ideal sheltered homes for many different reef fish and covered with hard and soft corals with excellent swim-throughs!

CLOWN FISH REEF

Average Depth :  11 metres

Features  :  Clown Fish Reef is right in the bay at Tofo and the shallowest of our reefs at 11m maximum. Protected in the bay it is an ideal nursery for many juveniles - iridescent juvenile emperor angelfish, tiny lion fish, baby octopus, small scorpion fish and many different species of anemone and clown fish. 

 
 

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