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If you are interested in plenty of different species of juvenile fish, dive site Cresh is the place to dive.
|Name Dive Site:||Cresh, Anchor Bay, Anchor Reef|
|Depth: ||5-10m (16-32ft)|
|Inserted/Added by: ||barrareef|
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Cresh is shallow enough for snorkeling but at 1km offshore also great for a shallower dive. With the sun shining from above it is an excellent dive site for underwater photography. Anchor Reef (dive site Cresh) consists of scattered rock formations, rather flat, with sand patches in between.
Cresh Reef has just the right name because there is juvenile fish wherever you look. The bigger variations are present, but it is the young ones that draw the attention. In the holes and under the rock crevices, you will find plenty to keep you busy. For example Puffer fish, Blue Spotted Ray, Octopus, Pepper Eels and even a couple of Stone fish made their appearance. We saw Lizardfish, Boxfish, Clown Triggerfish and all the other tropical reef fish seen in the warmer Mozambican water. The coral consists more of Staghorn coral, lots of Porous corals, Sea sponges and colorful Anemones were ever present. You could dream away the time just drifting and watching the fish behaviors. This is really a very nice dive on a hot summers day.
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Anchor Bay is one of our shallowest dive sites just off Barra beach. Perfect for training and for a nice gentle, slow and relaxing dive. The reef is large and quite flat with a few small pinnacles rising up here and there. Look out for the big ships anchor that gives this site its name. There are lots of assorted colours over the reef, staghorn and porous corals, plus anemones and sea urchins. These are home to many juvenile fish, look for beautiful Emperor Angelfish, baby Lionfish, Butterfly and Clown fish. There are also Crocodile, Stone and Scorpionfish around and a family of three Titan Triggerfish, also look out for round and bluespotted ribbontail rays and octopus. As a nice bonus this is one of the only in-shore reefs where you can see Manta's, usually frolicking on the surface.
General info:This is a very pleasant site and we can dive here with all experience levels and in most conditions.
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