Here is some information about our dive sites:
Named for its shape, this reef resembles the local bread called pao. Nicknamed the “little manta” the traffic on pao includes everything from large schools of fish to small porcelain crabs. Pao is infamous among photographers for its macro life and never disappoints!
Hard Rock is a ledge that has both a shallow side, averaging about 16 meters, and a deeper side, which drops down to about 22 meters. On this ledge we see everything from peacock mantis shrimp to manta rays! Hard Rock also has a cleaning station where customers can receive a free manicure and look for the banded pipefish at the same time!
Devil’s peak is a free-standing pinnacle with a large swim through. Frequent visitors include potato bass, paperfish, guitar sharks and crocodile flatheads!
One of our shallower sites, caves averages about 9 meters and is a reef everyone can enjoy! Drop onto the cave and see what is hiding inside! Eventually you will make your way to anemone fields where you can spend time searching for sexy shrimp and nudibranchs!
Lego land is located just minutes away from our launching spot at the resort. This abundant reef can be found at 16m and drops to a further 24 meters. This dive site is very interesting and unique. The reef looks like a stack of Lego blocks with plenty Bigscale Soldiers, Rockcod and Schooling Coachman, as well as stingrays and sea turtles gliding in the currents.
Experience the amazing feeling when descending onto the reef between families of Green turtles, which do not even seem bothered by the divers presence. The depths range from 18 to 24 meters and it is situated only minutes away from Guinjata resort. Here you can find huge schools of Barracuda, Giant King Fish and Rainbow Runners. Also commonly spotted is the Yellowbar Angelfish and Juvenile Emperor Angelfish and with the final ascent, groups of Bat Fish are there to greet you.
A perfect dive spot for the adventure seeker! The ledge starts on 20m and drops straight down to 45 meters. On the way down keep your eyes to the open waters to see if you can spot the huge schools of game fish prowling along. Schools of tropical fish can also been seen in the water. Named after the abundance of Marine life, one will feel like you are in the middle of Disneyland with so much to see. On the ledge you will be surrounded by scattered rock formations that look like tombstones. Caves and ledges can also be found near the bottom. There you may find green turtles seeking shelter in the caves. You can also be sure to spot Leopard Sharks, Giant Guitar Sharks, Big Honeycomb Moray Eels, Round Ribbon Tail Rays and Honeycomb Stingrays. This reef also consists of colorful Corals including big Green Tree Corals with resident Long Nose Hawk Fish, various colors of Whip Corals, Turret Coral and Sponges. Although it is not a very long reef, it will definitely stay in your memory as one of the greatest dives that you could ever do.
This reef is well known under our local game fisherman and they said this is a reef we should explore as they always loose their fish to sharks. When descending keep your eyes open for some Zambezi sharks, as you reach the wall, plenty of gamefish, kingfish, cutas. A Big pato Bass is a resident here, Loggerhead turtles as well as gaint Marble Ray, Guitar Shark, Gaint Honeycomb Eels are always seen on this reef. Beautiful Green Tree corals and Sea Apples can also been seen here. A big overhang with plenty of Lion fish hanging around. Manta Ray’s, Bowmouth Guitarsharks and eagle rays passes by so keep your eyes open.
The reef starts on a shallow depth of 6m and then descends down to 12m. On the first part of the dive you can expect to see so many different species of Nudibranchs and other macro that photographers will love! Moving away from the pinnacle you will head into a area called the Amphitheatre passing white, green, black and purple Paper Fish on the way. As you come into the Amphitheatre you will see a blanket of Anemones stretched out in front of you as far as the eyes can see. Inside you will find Shrimps, Porcelain Crabs, Little Dominos and Twobar Anemone Fish. White Tip Reef Shark is spotted often and game fish pass by just as frequently. The reef and coral is brightly colored and teaming with life. This is a great night dive where you are almost certain to spot Sea Turtles sleeping under ledges.
Covered in beautiful stony coral, this reef is shallow and is great for both divers and snorkelers. Located in Paindane Bay, Coral Gardens is a short boat ride away and is infamous for its whale shark spottings.
Paindane Express and Eel Alley
These dive sites are just a 10 minute boat ride to Paindane Bay, the next bay over! Paindane Express and Eel Alley are both drift dives with pumping currents. Averaging about 22 meters, there is lots to see on this deeper dive. Eel Alley is a ledge where eels are easily mistaken for strands of spaghetti, wiggling out of every crevice. It is common to see 3 eels, all different species, sharing the same home. On Paindane Express divers are almost guaranteed giant leopard whiptail rays, potato bass, and turtles! You can even venture into a small cave, which is home to a beautiful ribbon tail ray swimming around.
One of the top 10 dives sites in the world, Manta Reef never disappoints. Tall pinnacles covered in coral tower above schools of snappers and jacks. Turtles and rays can be found hiding in overhangs and potato bass can be spotted having a scrub at the cleaning station. Other visitors include the famous manta rays, white tip reef sharks, and oceanic blacktips.
Green Tree is one of our deeper reefs, averaging about 24 meters in depth. This ledge, is home to turtles, leopard sharks, and frog fish. The green tree coral on this reef are large, beautiful and surrounded by schools of little orange gobies.
With a maximum depth of 32 meters, Ecstasy is one of our deeper dive sites. Here you can spot enormous frog fish, honeycomb morays, and even a colony of shy garden eels!