Bucket List Diving - The Rainbow Reef
Some of the best scuba diving in the world is located only 10 minutes from our resort. The Rainbow Reef is an extremely diverse, yet largely uncatalogued coral reef system. Known for its explosion of "rainbow colors" due to he presence of the soft corals, it was aptly named the soft coral capital of the world. Imagine a location where the reefs still make you stand (or dive) in awe of the pristine condition of hard and soft corals, along with schools of thousands of small and large reef fish, turtles, sharks and even manta rays. The rainbow reef is truly one of the last true Edens of coral reef systems in the world.
While the Rainbow Reef is known for advanced diving conditions due to the strong currents that prevail in the area, there are ample opportunities for beginner divers to experience some of the best diving the Rainbow Reef has to offer. Our experienced dive masters "read" the currents and are able to make sure that our divers are always diving within their abilities. The diversity of soft and hard corals, as well as the amazing formations that are characteristic of this area ensures that each one of your dives is unique.
Photos courtesy of Timo Dersch (timodersch.de) - Nov. 2022
We have dozens of dive sites to choose from, with many yet to be explored areas. If you're feeling adventurous you can particiapte in our quest to find new brilliant reefs "off the beaten path". The dives frequented by most dive resorts are presented below.
The dive sites visited are highly dependent on the solarlunar cycle, which greatly affect the currents that make the Somosomo Straits such a great diving destination. Unfortunately, this means that not all dive sites are accessible at any given time. Dives such as the Great White Wall and The Zoo are only diveable a few days a month (refer to our White Wall Dive Calendar page to help you plan your diving). However, with so many dive sites to choose from, there are numerous dive sites that offer calm water diving even when the current is ripping in other areas. In addtion, even during foul weather conditions, we have awesome dive sites near our resort as well. Shore diving from our resort is also actually quite phenomenal, and a great