Diving Togean Islands
Taipi Wall is a north to south running wall with many specatular overhangs, steps, jutting seams and points, cracks and crevices, many crammed full of rich sea fans and gorgonians.
On the sloping sandy shelf at the foot of the wall are dense patches of cabbage corals, and outlying coral bommies and boulders with table corals. The wall is covered with red and blue soft corals with their many-host shrimps and red cleaner shrimps, black coral bushes, green ascidians, tiger cowries, leaf scorpionfish, large crocodile fish, dwarf hawkfish, spottail dartfish, and numerous nudibranchs including the blue dragon.
On top of the wall is a small coral garden, where you can enjoy your safety stop. Here are beautiful pink soft corals, gently swaying in the easy current. There are Haddon's sea anemones galore, with their commensal black and white saddleback anemonefish, Clark's anemonefish and anemone shrimp.
Bumphead parrotfish munch their way across the flats. Large red horned sea stars rest on the sand, with tube anemones, sailor's eyeballs (not the real thing!) and bi-colour blennies. There are often black-tip reef sharks lurking in the shallows too.
Taipi Wall is a relatively easy Togean dive site that you won't mind returning to again and again.
Taipi Wall Reef Basics: fringing reef wall
Depth: 5 - 30m
Visibility: 20 - 30m
Surface conditions: Calm
Water temperature: 27 - 30°C
Experience level: Beginner - intermediate
Number of dive sites: 1
Diving season: All year round
Distance: ~4 km north of Kadidiri (20 mins)
Access: Togean Islands dive resort
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