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Diving off Manana (Rabbit) Island

By Ocean Concepts

Depth: 40-70 feet

Bottom Time: 20-30 minutes

Visibility: 50-100 feet

Sealife: Lobster, Triton Trumpets, Helmet Shells, Whitetip Reef Sharks, Tiger Sharks

Near Sea Life Park are two more seabird sanctuaries, Manana Island and Kaohikaipu Islnad. From shore, they look close enough to be tempting to swim to, but in reality it would be tough. The water is shallow (20 feet) all the way to the island, with good coral formations and shelling, but the best diving is done from a boat, wither off the seaward side of Manana, or along a ridge at 40 feet that runs between the two. The islands are close enough together to be spanned on one tank in depths between 40 and 70 feet. There are overhangs on the ledge with good coral encrustation and plenty of lobster. Many species of cowrie and larger shells inhabit the area. The seaward side of the larger Manana Island slopes to 100 feet with several opening along the face of the drop-off.

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