Mnemba & East Coast

Mnemba East Coast

Mnemba and the East Coast provide for some spectacular diving particularly for the more experienced divers. The reefs are easily accessible and many resorts on the East Coast have dive facilities.

Kichwani

Max Depth: 20-40m
This reef includes large coral species such as Mushroom, Honeycombe, Brain and Staghorn coral. Below 30m a vertical wall of reef fish, Trumpetfish, Large Napolean Wrasse, Reef Sharks and Manta Rays can be seen. Now and again you might come across a dolphin. Kichwani is excellent for drift diving along a wall.

Wattabomi

Max Depth: 10-15m
This is excellent for snorkelling and novice divers. The reef includes small reef fish, Regal Angelfish, Bluestreak, Cleaner Wrasse, eels and Blue Spotted Rays. Look for Flounders and Soles who lie buried on their sides in the sand. Year-round you will find Bottlenosed, Spinner and Common Dolphins.

Aquarium

Max Depth: 18m
The name speaks for it's self, it is like swimming in an aquarium. There is a very slight current and you should see Surgeonfish, Moorish Idols, Large Hawkesbill, Green Turtles and White Tip Reef Sharks.

The Big Wall

Max Depth: 30-50m
Descending down to 30m you drift along a vertical wall. There are many pelagic schools of Rainbow Runner, Bluefin Trevally and sometimes Common Dolphinfish. There are also many small caves to explore. During September and October there is a possibility that you can catch a ride on the back of a Whale Shark.

Coral Garden

Max Depth: 25m
This reef has a very large variety of beautiful coral, particularly Big Fan coral. There are plenty of fish including Goatfish, Moorish Idols, Kingfish and Barracudas which drift along the backdrop.

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