Dive Site: No Man’s Land, Yasawa Islands, Fiji

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Site Overview

Site Type: Coral stacks, swim throughs and sandy patches
Depth: Top: 5MBottom: 20M
Location: On the north western tip of Naviti Island, just south of Tavuniko Point.

Description

No Man’s Land is a site between two other dive sites, one of which is the Caves of Babylon. It has a variety of terrain including large gaps between coral stacks with small caverns and swim throughs, small flat sandy areas where you might find reef sharks cruising, and your typical coral reef heads.

Deb in cave opening with camera diving No Mans Land at Yasawa Islands Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

This Grey reef shark rotated slowly on the sand front of me so that he was constantly facing me.

Grey reef shark front on diving No Mans Land at Yasawa Islands Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

On most of the dive sites around you’ll find Giant Moray

Moray up close diving No Mans Land at Yasawa Islands Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

Up above the colour line you’ll find all the usual suspects in terms of reef fish,

Deb admires butterflyfish diving No Mans Land at Yasawa Islands Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

And a few of the less frequently spotted like this Two-tone dartfish

Two-tone dartfish diving No Mans Land at Mantaray Island Resort Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

The reef is pretty as a postcard

Pretty reef scene with damsel diving No Mans Land at Mantaray Island Resort Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

Look more closely and you will find small stuff like this tiny Sea spider

Sea spider diving No Mans Land at Mantaray Island Resort Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

There’s plenty to see and photograph at No Man’s Land, the knack sometimes is to pick a small area and examine every detail.

Simon photographing diving No Mans Land at Mantaray Island Resort Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

Even the stuff that doesn’t move looks attractive

Brain maze coral diving No Mans Land at Mantaray Island Resort Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

Though I prefer the stuff that does, like the Yellow barred parrotfish, which is particularly common around Mantaray Island

Yellow barred parrotfish diving No Mans Land at Yasawa Islands Fiji Islands by Diveplanit