|Site Type:||Scenic natural reef with plenty of small critters|
|Depth:||Top: 5M Median: 15M Bottom: 21M|
|Location:||Just south of the western tip of Mabul's fringing reef|
Panglima Reef is a gently sloping dive site with an enormous variety of marine life. It varies from a coral covered reef top down to a rocky and sandy slope with coral clusters and sponges. Expect to see everything from the biggest turtle to tiniest nudi.
At the top of the reef it looks a bit like this:
It’s the kind of place you could find a big old Hawksbill Turtle
Right next to a Streaked Chromodoris
On the reef itself you’ll find coral next to sponge next to tunicates.
Camouflaged in their own special way and usually just lying there in plain sight, you’ll find a Crocodile flathead
Or a slender or clouded lizardfish.
This is what the Lined Nembrotha looks like when he’s out and about.
As this is a pair of Lined Nembrotha concentrating hard on something else (by the looks of it).
I caught this pair of Fire Dartfish just as the first had decided to make a break for his sandy hole.
This female Solor Boxfish was hoping I’d pass by without me noticing.
I was, at first, too busy with the Cockscomb Oyster just above her.
Meanwhile nearby, this sponge, a quite simple lifeform, was creating a modern art in tubes.