A maze of caves and channels runs through this north facing reef. It has a coral overgrown inner lagoon and many solitary boulders. A real playground for adults!
With an extension of 400m width and over 1.5km length Cave Reef belongs to the "big boulders" in the north of the St. John's area. It is located about one hour south of Mikauwa/Sirenaka and is a collection of different sized boulders, some of which are connected at the top. This has created a maze of caves and channels at depths of 5 to 12m. They are overgrown with countless yellow fan corals, soft corals and some sponges.
The inner areas are most relaxed to dive with guides - they know the best ways and you can concentrate on the amazement. Some passages are quite narrow and you should always watch your head and equipment.
The lagoon is bordered in the south by a large mountain coral garden where there are lots of fish species. Among them is one of the most bizarre species of all: the winged thresherfish, a bottom dweller with a rectangular body shape.
- Seamoth: We can find these funny little guys with their wonderful 'wings' and curious looking bodies in the lagoon of the cave reef.