Mandarin Valley Dive Site

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Amazing fishes & life!
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Outstanding! 20m and more
Level Advanced Divers
Dive depth Shallow depth, 0-10m

Mandarin Valley dive site is a must dive for macro and critter lovers! This gentle coral slope is located near The Jetty and not so far from the diving center. A perfect dive site for underwater macro photography. It is very shallow so you can increase your bottom time and spend hours taking pictures ;-) If you are patient enough you will get the chance to see the rare and timid Mandarin Fish or a weird Frogfish or the wonderful Ghost Pipefish! Diving here at night is just a dream for photographers, enjoy ;-)

Macro observation and photography spot. This place has been recommended for Night diving experience! This location is a Reef.

You can dive Mandarin Valley all year long. Access: from the Shore. See the map of Mandarin Valley on the right for the exact location.

Mandarin Valley Mandarin Valley dive site is a must dive for macro and critter lovers! This gentle coral slope is lo... Julien 5

Fishes you may spot while diving Mandarin Valley

  • Frogfish Frogfish
  • Mandarin Fish Mandarin Fish
  • Octopus Octopus
  • Stonefish Stonefish

... and more fishes & sea life, Harlequin Ghost Pipefish

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Mid Reef dive site is situated a bit South of Mandarin Valley. Like all the diving around Kapalai Island, you can find h...
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7 dive logs in “Mandarin Valley

  1. I have yet to try diving in Mandarin Valley dive with a close friend next month. This post makes me more excited about our Mandarin trip. I really have high expectation on the underwater experience we really ever have! Great!
    -Donnie, roofing contractor

  2. I’m a diver and I testify that it’s totally a different world underwater. It’s so peaceful and your eyes will be amazed with the different colors and shapes and sizes of the variety of fish and corals.

  3. I am not a diver yet. But I am planning to enroll in a diving school. Our ocean, seas, and other bodies of water are fantastic and one should really see the creatures on it. Once I become a diver, I will go to Mandarin Valley immediately. Thanks for sharing!
    -Mike of Bethlehem PA Real Estate

  4. I have read that Mandarin Valley is the perfect dive site for beginner and intermediate divers. This is because of its gentle incline coral reef. Just sharing.

  5. Visiting underwater places is a great experience for anyone. I highly recommend to try diving as it gives you the opportunity to see an extra-ordinary work of art. It has its own community whereby creatures co-exist with each other. It’s really a big world out there. Explore!

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