Not a very imaginative name for what is a very interesting dive site. Drop quickly down a current-swept line to a sand ledge at 11 metres in what is really a big bowl, 40 metres across. The inside of the bowl is covered in spectacular coral.
Coral Garden is one of the top Wakatobi diving sites, offering a dazzling array of mixed coral forms and formations at all depths. It's not just coral though as there are all manner of marine visitors to the garden. After the adrenalin of getting down through the current, suddenly once in the bowl, all is calm.
Watch the cleaner wrasse tend to their clients including longface emperors and slingjaw wrasse. Cruise around in the calm water knowing that above you the currents sweep past, and idle with the garden eels and goatfish keeping your eye out for any big boys who happen to be passing.
Coral Garden Reef Basics: Coral garden bowl
Depth: 11 - 25m
Visibility: 15 - 80m
Currents: Can be strong
Surface conditions: Can be rough
Water temperature: 26 - 29°C
Experience level: Intermediate - advanced
Number of dive sites: 1
Diving season: March to December
Distance: ~5 km south of Onemobaa Island (15 minutes)
Access: Wakatobi diving liveaboards
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