Difficulty: ” MILD / HOT “
Travel time: 30 mins
Max: 28 mtrs
Bottom time: 27 mins
Manta cleaning station
This site definitely changes the phrase “ just another day at the office “ to “ what a day at the office “. Again like Amazon the reef is situated 17km off shore from the lighthouse at “ barra “ and is the perfect site in which to indulge a “ double tank “ , as the reefs lie 4 km apart. In season the countless breaching of migrating whales make your surface interval, one never to be forgotten.
Your dive begins with a drop into the amphitheatre at 24 meters where you are welcomed by a potato grouper sheltering amongst the goldies in a rocky crevice. Just slightly northwest of your drop is the first cleaning station where manta rays are often seen peacefully cleaning.
As you make your way south, towards the foot of the hill, keep your eyes open for the pair of huge honeycomb morays often seen tendered to by cleaner shrimps. As you begin your slight ascent up the hill, you will start to see a series of shallower gullies, take time to look, as there may be sleeping white tips sheltering in the dark. The swim through is a must for all photographers as thousands of glass fish surround you making for the perfect photograph, be careful though, as under each ledge, left and right, a loggerhead turtle or shark may be found.
The office is truly an amazing reef, and like Amazon is very seldom seen as conditions need to be perfect. This creates a reef of spectacular colour and diversity. Used in conjunction with Amazon these two reefs are the perfect match for a “double tank”. This site is Peri-Peri Rated “ MILD / HOT “ as the current can be a little unpredictable. Only recommended for divers with experience in current.