The Eel Garden is also one of those spots where a calm sea is required for diving. This is specifically being mentioned on a sign at the entrance, as there have even been accidents involving snorkelers. When there are waves, the current can get extremely strong and thus make a return to the shore impossible! However, in case it is not windy, the Eel garden is a diver's dream come true!
Where other dive spots' entrances are just for the purpose of getting into the water, here it already is one of the highlights of the tour. The little lagoon is full of live: Often huge swarms of little sardines can be found here. You will also see uncountable glass fishes, lion fishes as well as stone- and scorpion fishes. After swimming out of the lagoon, we are turning left to a sandy descent where the destination of our trip is located. What could look a bit boring at first glance, turns out to be the home of hundreds of sand eels which give this dive spot its name. Depending on the currents, the eels peek out of their holes up to one and a half meters in order to get their food. Please be aware that we can unfortunately not get too close to them as they are very shy animals. At this sandy slope you will also be able to spot the funny box fishes, which will swim up to you at high speed if sand is being whirled up, because they are looking for little crayfishes to eat there. If you want to, just try it: Loosen up the ground carefully with your fin!
Depending on your air consumption and the current you can now either resume your dive at the coral garden following the sandy slope or start your way back, which will lead you along the reef wall at a depth of 6 to 10 meters. The colors and shapes you will find here are stunning. Anthias, trumpet and butterfly fishes, little moraines... you will not be disappointed!