Dive Site

Rocky Island

  • Current: W in the morning, W at midday, E in the afternoon
  • Visibility: J, F, M, A: 40 m; M, J, J, A: 30 m; S, O, N, D: 35 m
  • Temperatures: J, F, M: 24°C; A, M, J: 26°C; J, A, S: 28°C; O, N, D: 27°C
  • Depth: 30 m


The dive site at this island is world famous for the frequent shark and manta ray sightings.


The island has an extension of 300m by 80m and has a fringing reef all around.
The south side of the reef consists of overhangs and half caves where very often white tip reef sharks sleep. Even more, the east and west are real Shark Points, because here the sharks are in a current that comes from the north and also brings in huge schools of sardines and their predator, the tunas.

The north, on the other hand, is a deeply indented steep wall with ledges and overhangs. Here one sometimes encounters dolphins.

Around Rocky Island again marine park rules apply and due to various currents it is a very challenging reef.


  • Reef edge: The colorful reef edge is located at a depth of only three to eight meters and we could spend hours here, always making new discoveries.

map Dive Plans

Southeast in the morning

You can dive from the boat to the reef wall. There you are carried by a slight current towards the east past the overhangs and semi-caves and have enough time to look at them. At the end of the wall there is a small ledge under which you often meet sharks. You can dive back from this spot, but the easier option is to be picked up.

Southwest at noon

When descending from the zodiac, you should go to depth right away because the current can be quite strong. Go deeper and look around for big fish. After that, just drift and enjoy the colorfulness of the reef edge. But look into the blue every now and then, because now and again a manta ray passes by silently.

North in the afternoon

You should be taken to the northwest corner to make sure you are really diving the north side. From there on you can just drift. The overhangs cast big shadows in the afternoon hours and the abundance of fish here is amazing: schools of sardines and mackerels, also tuna and of course the king of hunters, the shark - everything passes by here.