Garden Eel Cove

Also known as Manta Heaven

Water
Sea (Salt water)
Features
Coral Reef, Sand
Depth
12.8 m (avg)
25 m (max)
Diver Level
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A popular site for manta spotting, arguably the twin of nearby Manta Ray Madness. Most commonly this is a night dive using lights to attract plankton upon which the mantas come to feed.

This site has large numbers of garden eels rising out of the sand like grasses. They will pull back into the sand as you approach, making them difficult to photograph in detail, but also quite mesmerising.

You can also see tritons, blue striped butterfly fish and even dolphins have been reported here.

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From Hilo/Wso Ap 87, 100 km away.