Chole Bay lies on the southeast edge of Mafia Island, at 25 km/15 mi off the Tanzanian coastline, overlooking at the Indian Ocean. Mafia Island is considered to be one of the few uncontaminated coastal areas worldwide and an exquisite scuba diving destination.
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Scuba Diving in Japanese Gardens, Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago
Tobago is a major tourist destination, specializing in snorkeling and scuba diving. The island boasts more than 60 dive sites with about 300 different coral species and impressive species diversity. The most popular location for scuba diving is in the northeast area, known as Speyside. This place has some of the best coral reefs in Tobago. The reefs here are unspoiled and rich in marine life, providing some of the best scuba diving in the Caribbean.
Japanese Gardens lies along the side of Goat Island, at Speyside. As the name implies, this spot is a spectacular garden of colorful soft and hard corals. Divers can see mantas, butterflyfish, goatfish, trunkfish, sea whips, stingrays, snappers, scorpionfish, crabs, angelfish and turtles. The average depth here is 24 m/78.7 ft and the maximum depth is 33 m/108.3 ft. In addition, visibility is good and varies from 10 m/32.8 ft to 30 m/98.4 ft.
Japanese Gardens accommodates intermediate and advanced divers. It is advisable not to walk on the reefs or touch the coral formations. Note: be careful of currents.