Mandolin Dive Site

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This great vertical wall dive has a number of caves and offers some excellent exploration dives. The currents here bring the pelagic fish and this is a key feature of this dive site.

This dive site goes all the way down to 40 metres but most divers will average at around 5 metres. Currents are often quite strong and visibility is normally well above 20 metres. The diving is reserved for advanced divers given the combination of currents and the depth of the dive site. The wall itself has a vertical wall and there are a few caves found in the deeper parts of the dive site.

Divers will find large quantities of the big fish including snappers, barracuda, and trevallies. There are also surgeonfish, butterflyfish, fusiliers, parrotfish, triggerfish, boxfish, pufferfish, angelfish, triggerfish, and unicornfish, in equally large numbers and more often in schools. There are also many corals and in these divers can find soft and hard coral crabs, moray eels, flat worms, nudibranchs, lobsters, leaf fish, scorpionfish, and shrimps. There are commonly spotted blue spotted rays, eagle rays,  turtles, tuna fish, napoleon wrasse, and, of course, different types of sharks. The most commonly spotted sharks are the black tip and white tip reef sharks. Banded sea snakes and turtles are spotted here on most dives.

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