|True name||First Bay North|
|Depth||Surface to 30m|
|Conditions||Coral garden, light surge, easy access|
|Visibility||Very good (10-30m)|
|Platform||Shore or boat|
|Level||Beginner to advanced|
|Snorkelling?||Yes, highly recommended|
|Other names used||First Bay|
Aiming for the narrow channel that wanders through the reef, we’ll follow it out and head to the left when we hit blue water because the reef is a little denser on this side. As we descend over the reef schooling reef fish and fire corals give way to a small coral garden at 8 m. At 15 m the bottom slopes steeply away – we’ll see the best and most diverse corals in the 15 m range, along with octopi, squid, lionfish, and grouper.
This reef, part of the same structure that forms First Bay South and is over 700 m long, is highly varied in composition. What’s your fancy?
You’ll find it here – it’s easy to get so fascinated by a particular section of reef that you get distracted or slightly disoriented here, but don’t worry –a maintaining a general sense of direction is easy: simply follow the reef up to safety-stop depth, and you’re headed for shore (which is never far away).
Since you may cover a lot of time and territory on this shallow, charming dive, you might want to consider boat diving to avoid long surface swims (or shore walks).
Please, choose one of the reefs to see its location on the map, or browse through all the reefs below