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Antons

Antons is one of the best dives in Sodwana. Anton’s Reef is so-named after one of the first dive operators in Sodwana Bay (1980’s) – Anton Buchel. On this reef you will find various gullies, a long swim-through, and boulders surrounded by sand patches. Numerous varieties of coral such as fleshy soft coral, table, and spiral coral, as well as colourful sponges cover the area. This dive site is only accessible via boat with an average depth of 12m and a maximum depth of 16m.

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Coral Gardens

The reef consists of thousands of spectacular coloured hard and soft corals. Hard corals provide shelter to numerous juvenile fish. This is a relaxing, scenic dive for all levels of divers.

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Four Buoy, Sodwana Bay

Although popular for students and beginner divers, this site’s ledges and swim-throughs offer something for everyone. The topography is varied with large sand gullies to investigate and shoals of sweepers can be found hiding under the rocky outcrops and small caves. This dive site is only accessible via boat. The average depth is 9m with a maximum depth of 12 m - perfect for all beginner divers.

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Compass Rocks Sodwana Bay

16m depth. This area comprises of loose standing rocks surrounded by sand. The rocks are between Stringer Reef and Anton’s Reef. The name was given to these rocks as this made a good place to do compass navigation dives.

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Trenches - 2 Mile Reef

This section of reef is on the sea ward side of 2 mile reef and forms part of the sloping section toward the deeper part of 2 Mile Reef. The reef forms trench like structures where coral reef and sand channels alternate.

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Bikini

This dive site is only accessible by boat. The bikini dive site has an average depth of 18m and a maximum of 22m and is known as a photographer’s playground. This area of the reef always delivers a surprise of some sort such as nudibranchs, pipefish, paper fish, or some other beauty.

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Rooneys

This dive site is only accessible via boat. Rooneys is best dived by advanced divers who are qualified to dive nitrox so they can take full advantage of the spectacular sightings on this reef.

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Hopscotch

This is a divesite for advanced divers and is also only accessible via a boat ride. It is a dive site that is known for its sightings of Manta Rays.

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Adventure Reef - 2 Mile Reef

Stretch of coral reef on the seaward side of 2 Mile Reef with sand on the eastern and western side. The maximum depth is +- 18m with an average depth of 16m. The site is dominated by small coral domes and two prominent shallow caves.

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Unicorn Reef 2 Mile Reef

18m maximum depth. This reef is a Flat Coral Reef with Coral Bommies and Trenches. These bommies are a preferred placed for Sea Goldies and other Rockcods (Groupers). Cleaning station occurs at most of the bommies. This site is only reach by boat and is situated on 2 Mile Reef, Sodwana Bay.

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