You can see fish just by standing on the beach. Not like the Maldives etc, but quite nice fish & corals.
Think this trip was probably better some years back. Extremely popular with the locals who stream into this area to visit the reef and swim in the area protected by it. However the glass bottomed boats are all something and nothing really. Make sure you book directly at the Wildlife Centre as this is government run and you pay the... More
The only awesome thing about this place is the sea turtles. You get to see huge turtles and can swim, touch and carefully feed them (cos they bite). The marine life otherwise is not too exciting.
Before the tsunami this place was like coral heaven, you get corrals from every color and design , so was the fish that around them ,can never get enough of it , buy now only few of them left and it’s not that exciting as earlier
visit magnificent coral reef is an unforgettable experience. Visitors who wish to get closer to the coral can do so, or there are boats with glass bottoms to get closer and view corals.
The glass bottom boats are expensive and you can see more fish paddling in the clear sea. The glass bottom boats also sail into the coral. The coral had been badly damaged long before the tsunami but the tsunami caused more damage and the coral is not very good. The fish however are amazing and if you are lucky enough... More
The coral sanctuary is a government subsidized, if not owned, business. The boat drivers own their boats, but are placed on a government list to operate the tour. When a boat driver's name is chosen, he MUST go or face expulsion from the list. Therefore, you will not be told that the conditions are not right or you will likely... More
The amount paid for the 30 minute drive around damaged corals and hand full of fish was not worth it. The boat stays very close to the shores, so you are better off snorkeling in the area. The boats are dirty and the drivers are arrogant.
The coral has been damaged and there is not much left. However I was amazed by the number and variety of fish. From the minute I put on my mask I was surrounded by fish. I have dived and snorkeled in a number of countries and really enjoyed this. Warm water. Excellent visibility. Lots to see. Saw turtles,eels and so... More
We stayed in a run-down comfortable guest house right on the beach. It was a good location as could see the fish from the shoreline. We took our left over toast from breakfast to feed the fish and soon had hundreds of them round us while we snorkelled. If you go out just past the reef you can see the... More
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