This dive site has various possibilities and lends itself to several different dives as it divides into two sections: Travelling North East, you will see various eagle rays, electric rays, marble rays, napoleon wrasse Grouper and an abundance of tropical fish, hard and soft corals. Top of the rock is 17.5 and there is a sandy bottom at 23 meters. With deep crevasses made of sand stone throughout it makes this site and interesting and varied dive.
After a short boat ride of 15 minutes from KDD base, we will drop in and travel North along the arm of the peninsula. You will be amazed at the copious amount of life on the reef, with all kinds of tropical fish throughout the whole reef, look out for all kinds of tropical fish, the Honey Moray Eel, the resident turtle and the huge Spinney Lobster, and if you are a good spotter, the octopus that sits under the reef along the way. The maximum depth is 17.5 meters so is suitable for divers with the Open Water qualification.
Thalawila (St Annes) Reef
This reef area is very interesting and beautiful and it’s just a few minutes away from our home base. There is a range of depths from 6 to 12m+, which makes it a great place for running courses or just exploring. There are lots of different corals, fishes and rays and being shallow you can enjoy long and quite intriguing dives.
Bulldog Reef is a really fun dive especially for those into the small, intriguing and colorful. About 15 to 18 meters it’s a rather flat landscape with outcrops of beautiful corals and dense fish life.
As the name dictates this site is generally full of Paraw (Jacks and Trevally’s). The sand stone rock creates an interesting layout with the largest rock seeming almost sculpture like. There are many other fish in this area like napoleon wrasse and grouper and anemone fish in their anemones.
This is an interesting dive with patches of coral and rock, a good place for a beginner diver or macro photographer. Here you find a wide range of small fish and eels. Large schools of fish tend to pass through and if you’re lucky you will see the resident octopus and Fimbriated Moray.
This is a lovely dive following a thin North to South running sandstone reef. All along this run you find scattering of various coral growing on the reef and a variety of fish life. On the eastern side of the reef you get sharp overhangs and its always interesting to see who dwells beneath, usually lots of big lobster! A variety of rays and turtles are among some visitors of this reef so keep on the look out.
This is a large sandstone reef with deep cracks and crevasses. It’s a great place for exploring and in fact we found a large ship anchor on the sea bed here! The anchor is over 2m tall and is quite old judging by the marine growth on it. Most likely it was lost but we will sure keep looking for a ship. There is a good mix of fish life here with large schools occasionally cruising through.
– Night Diving –
Night Diving from our yacht the Cey Wave is night diving in its finest form. With all the facilities and features to keep you safe and comfortable, this is truly a great experience. Many of our favorite dive sites can be visited at night when the reef truly comes alive with the appearance of different reef characters. So head up for a night’s adventure and if you need to do your night dive specialty, just let us know!