Manta Reef – One of the Top10 dive sites in the world and on the PADI bucket list”
Avg depth 18m
Max depth 30m
Manta Reef is one of the most pristine dives sites in the world and is only 10km away from Guinjata Dive Centre. Being one of the only 2 registered manta cleaning stations, makes it known world wide!
The Reef is situated in the main current, Manta and Devil rays are commonly found here. The reef consists of two ledges. On the Northern side you have Pinnacles, where depths range from 18m to 24m.
There is a canyon on the Southern side with depths of 30m. When decending on the Pinnacles, one feels like you are in an Aquarium. Surrounded by Blue Banded Snappers and schools of Big Eyes. It is just the start of what is truly a great dive! There, you will also be sure to see Mantas, Bow Mouth Guitar shark, White Tip Reef Sharks, Black Tip Reef Sharks, Grey Reef Sharks, Painted Frogfish, Schools of Cuda, Kingfish, Pelagic Fish and many different species of Reef Fish.
Not to mention, deferent kinds of eels such as the Honeycomb Eels, Giant Moray Eels and the ever elusive Dragon Eel. The amazing Spanish Dancer can also be spotted on almost every dive.
The canyon offers amazing marine life including Sea-Apples, Crocodile Flatheads, Stingrays, schools of Devil Rays and occasionally Whale Sharks. Sailfish and two very friendly Potato Bass can be found on the final ascend.
The 3 Manta cleaning stations are found between the pinnacles and the canyon. There you can spot up to 10 giant Mantas, with wing spans of up to 7 meters wide. They are surrounded by Prodicalsuns and Striped Remoras.
This reef is also referred to as ‘Paradise reef’ by photographers.