Secret Garden - All Levels
Patch Reef. Depth: 5-22m, a 5-minute boat ride from the Dive Centre. Beginner to Advanced.
Perfect for photographers and critter hunters, Secret Garden is a patch reef featuring a sand and rubble slope where several coral bommies have become a magnet for some weird and wonderful sea creatures. We often dive this location with Open Water as it provides a perfect training area with a sandy bottom in areas with close access to the reef. The gentle topography of this dive site also makes it a perfect spot for training dives including Navigation, Perfect Buoyancy, Photography, and Night dives for the Advanced Adventurer Courses.
The rare and elusive Ghost Pipefish in both the Ornate and Robust varieties can be found hiding here, as well as Cuttlefish, Blue Ribbon Eels, Frogfish, Rhinopias Scorpionfish, Spiny Devilfish, Helmut Gurnards, and an assortment of colorful Nudibranchs. This is one of the best sites Gili Air diving has to offer for experienced divers!
Large and small bommies in the shallows attract a variety of interesting and unique marine life including Octopus, Cuttlefish, Clarks Anemonefish, Green Sea Turtles, Scorpionfish, Blue Spotted Stingrays and Peacock Mantis Shrimp. This site is excellent if there is a medium to strong current everywhere else, this spot will be relatively protected. It is also sheltered from the wind and provides a great Try Scuba Diving experience dive.
Contact us to book your place on a Secret Garden dive today.