Dive Site: Three Bommies, Mamanuca Islands, Fiji

Skunk clownfish diving Three Bommies at Castaway Island Fiji Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

Site Overview

Site Type: Scenic Coral Reef; Photographic
Depth: Top: 5MMedian: 16MBottom: 25M
Location: A few minutes boat ride from Castaway Island

Description

The Three Bommies are literally just that: three conical bommies, with flattish tops adorned with hard and soft corals, a few bright red sea fans down the bottom, anemones complete with clownfish dotted about and topped out with colourful heads of acropora in great condition. They are very close to Castaway Island and a local favourite of Castaway Diving.

Acropora heads in great condition diving Three Bommies at Castaway Island Fiji Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

You’ll see plenty of butterflyfish of different species, as well as few anthias, and damsels particular in the corals on the tops which as 2-3m below the surface.

Dot and Dash butterflyfish diving Three Bommies at Castaway Island Fiji Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

In the anemones, you’ll find Clarks, Orange-finned and Skunk clownfish

Pair of Clarks clowns diving Three Bommies with Castaway Diving at Castaway Island Fiji Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

Lionfish seem to be everywhere nowadays, but at least this one was a pretty spot finned lionfish.

Spotfin Lionfish diving Three Bommies at Castaway Island Fiji Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

There are lots of featherstars, most of them quite mature and obviously well established.

Fine pink featherstar diving Three Bommies at Castaway Island Fiji Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

They were present in every colour from pinks and orange to dark reds and blacks.

Black featherstar diving Three Bommies at Castaway Island Fiji Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

We were joined on the dive by a white tipped reef shark – clearly coming in to check out my video light – as it was getting towards dusk towards to end of the dive. But he was too fast for me. Unlike this Scribbled Leather jacket that was not only almost too fast for me.

Scribbled leather jacket diving Three Bommies at Castaway Island Fiji Fiji Islands by Diveplanit