Max Depth: 28m
Max Journey Time from Tofo: 35 minutes
World famous, Manta Reef is probably one of the best dive sites in Africa. The reef offers a huge diversity of marine life including numerous Giant Mantas (up to 9m in width) which gave the reef its name. The reef has 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. The walls provide shelter for large schools of Yellow Snapper, Barracuda, Bigeyes, Fusiliers, hundreds of bright blue Red-toothed Triggerfish, tiny Goldies, Fairy Basslets and so on. Large Potato and other Groupers inhabit overhangs and small caverns, along with large Trumpet Fish, Green Turtles and Sweetlips. The list of stunning marine life is endless. The cracks and crevices are home to Scorpion Fish, Morays (Giant, Honeycomb, Geometric, Yellow-edge, Whitemouth….), Crocodile Fish, Spanish Dancers and a whole array of Nudibranches and Cowries. There are three main cleaning stations where the huge Manta Rays circle and hover to allow small fish to remove parasites from their bodies. Playful Devil Rays and sometimes Eagle Rays swim above the reef and on occasion its possible to see White Tip Reef Sharks and other rays.
Minimum number of divers for this trip: 4
Minimum experience level: Advanced or with Deep Dive Certification.
Maximum Air dive time: 40 mins
Maximum NITROX time: 55 mins