Dive Site: Two Bommies – West of Ifira Island, Port Vila

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Site Overview

Site Type: Reef
Depth: Top: 9MMedian: 20MBottom: 28M
Location: To the West of Ifira Island, but close enough for snorkelers to be able to see the bottom too

Description

The Two Bommies, sometimes called the Twin Bommies, is not surprisingly, a pair of bommie reefs right next to each other. The site is obviously selected for the diversity of marine life: we saw the usual coloured damsels, idols, coral trout, unicorn fish, sea bream, hog fish, the trumpetfish and a number of batfish. The dive started with these clearfin squirrelfish.

Clearfin squirrelfish diving Two Bommies of Ifira Island at Port Vila diving Vanuatu by Diveplanit

A very scenic dive, and a great introduction to Vanuatu waters.

Hard and soft corals in abundance diving Two Bommies of Ifira Island at Port Vila diving Vanuatu by Diveplanit

Plenty of Diana’s Hogfish

Diana's Hogfish diving Two Bommies of Ifira Island at Port Vila diving Vanuatu by Diveplanit

Longfin bannerfish..

Longfin Bannerfish diving Two Bommies of Ifira Island at Port Vila diving Vanuatu by Diveplanit

Coral trout…

Coral trout diving Two Bommies of Ifira Island at Port Vila diving Vanuatu by Diveplanit

We were a mixed group of expert and novice divers and snorkelers. The snorkelers were easily able to explore the nearby rocky shores and reefs of Ifiri Island whilst we had a very scenic dive below. Though the snorkeller guide came down to 13m to see how the dive was going!

One of the guides having a snorkel at 13m! diving Two Bommies of Ifira Island at Port Vila diving Vanuatu by Diveplanit

Orangespine unicornfish not the twin scalpels.

Clown unicornfish diving Two Bommies of Ifira Island at Port Vila diving Vanuatu by Diveplanit

and the trumpetfish.

Trumpet fish in his spotted pyjamas diving Two Bommies of Ifira Island at Port Vila diving Vanuatu by Diveplanit

There were nudis too, like this Swollen Phyllidia.

Swollen Phyllidia Nudibranch diving Two Bommies of Ifira Island at Port Vila diving Vanuatu by Diveplanit

There had been a coral spawning event the night before. So the coral must be in reasonable shape.
Coral spawn from the night before diving Two Bommies of Ifira Island at Port Vila diving Vanuatu by Diveplanit