CHEBEH ISLAND NORTH

This rocky granite island has dense tree growth above water and a beautiful coral growth beneath. As you descend you will be greeted by many yellowtail fusiliers and batfish, which might accompany you for the entire dive. This steep sloping reef formation is formed by massive granite rock boulders which are densely covered in fan corals (gorgonians) and black corals. The deeper part (18 to 30 meters) is full of brilliant soft corals, while the shallow part (14 to 5 meters) is full of very healthy hard corals.
There are several swim troughs, and a cavern at 21 meters is home for thousands of tiny glassfish and juvenile barracudas.
Chebeh is well known for its pelagics such as the large schools of barracudas, rainbow runners, black tip reef sharks, white tip reef sharks, jacks and travellies. In the early month of the season we can find mantas and occasionally whale sharks cruising by in the clear plankton rich waters. This site has the surprise affect, if the current is strong you can have one of your best dive ever here. Its resident marine life cannot even be listed but includes angel fish, puffer fish, butterfly fish, giant wrasse, bumphead parrotfish, stingrays, moray eels, lion fish and vast variety of nudibranchs.

Level: Advanced Open Water Diver & above Depth: 15 - 30 meters Current: Mild - Strong Expect To See: Angel fish, puffer fish, butterfly fish, giant wrasse, bumphead parrotfish, stingrays, moray eels, lion fish and vast variety of nudibranchs