Dive Site: Secret Garden, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

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Site Overview

Site Type: Reef - Scenic
Depth: Top: 5MMedian: 15MBottom: 20M
Location: Secret Location not far from Thalassa Dive Resort

Description

This particular dive site called Secret Garden has only recently been discovered by Thalassa Dive Resort.  It is not connected to a shelving coastal reef system, but sits on its own as a relatively level ‘garden’ of hard and soft corals. The variety of hard coral is amazing.

Hard corals typical of this site diving Ibus Secret Garden at Thalassa Dive Resort North Sulawesi Indonesia by Diveplanit

There are flat corals,

Coral maze diving Ibus Secret Garden at Thalassa Dive Resort North Sulawesi Indonesia by Diveplanit

An a’maze’ing coral hump

aMaze'ing coral hump diving Ibus Secret Garden at Thalassa Dive Resort North Sulawesi Indonesia by Diveplanit

Pinnacle corals

Pinnacle corals diving Ibus Secret Garden at Thalassa Dive Resort North Sulawesi Indonesia by Diveplanit

Purple tubes of sponges amongst the pinnacle coral

Purple tubes amongst the pinnacle coral diving Ibus Secret Garden at Thalassa Dive Resort North Sulawesi Indonesia by Diveplanit

Sponge vases, both singular and plural,

Three amazing coral vases diving Ibus Secret Garden at Thalassa Dive Resort North Sulawesi Indonesia by Diveplanit

And in the sponge vases usually something interesting unlike this common lionfish,

Common lionfish inside a coral vase diving Ibus Secret Garden at Thalassa Dive Resort North Sulawesi Indonesia by Diveplanit

Or a featherstar.

Yellow featherstar on a coral vase diving Ibus Secret Garden at Thalassa Dive Resort North Sulawesi Indonesia by Diveplanit

In some places you could count over a dozen different species of coral in every square metre.

Strangely shaped hard and soft corals diving Ibus Secret Garden at Thalassa Dive Resort North Sulawesi Indonesia by Diveplanit

And because of its secret location, every part of every coral is in perfect condition.

Soft coral diving Ibus Secret Garden at Thalassa Dive Resort North Sulawesi Indonesia Diveplanit 6997

And every creature that lives there, is safe.

Green dragon/giraffe nudibranch diving Ibus Secret Garden at Thalassa Dive Resort North Sulawesi Indonesia by Diveplanit