This site is located on one of the many nearby islands and, as with all Mataking dive sites, your dive boat will be the only one around.
This dive normally begins with a nice relaxed descent to about 17 metres where, before you know it, your guide will be tapping his tank to call you over to a red gorgonian where after a short time of peering intently you will find the object of his excitement - 1 or maybe 2 delightful pygmy sea-horses; small pink and knobbly but incredibly cute. Then you will move on with the sloping wall on your left shoulder cruising over nudibranchs, countless anemones hosting a variety of different species of anemonefish, healthy colourful clams and untold types of hard and soft coral.
Apart from the holy grail that is the spotting of pygmy seahorses, there is unlikely to be much other heart-stopping action here but the colour and vibrancy around which you slowly cruise is enough to send the spirits soaring and anyone with a camera will find that this site offers the chance to snap away merrily at the splendour of Bohayan's Reef.
Bohayan Reef Basics: Coral reef slope
Depth: 5 - 25m
Visibility: 10 - 20m
Surface conditions: Generally calm but can be choppy
Water temperature: 25 - 29°C
Experience level: Beginner - intermediate
Number of dive sites: 1
Diving season: All year round
Distance: 1 km (5 minutes) from the Mataking jetty
Access: Mataking Resort dive boat trips
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