Dolphin’s Den is situated on the northern side of the island. This place is less crowded, but equally beautiful and filled with amazing corals. The coral canyons of Dolphin Den’s are quite similar to that of Mary’s Place.

Soft and hard coral can be found in Dolphin’s Den and in there you will come across the snapping shrimp, slipper lobster and anemones playing around. They sound and also look quite dangerous in the coral nook. The best part of this diving site is that it is not a known name among the novice divers, so you can enjoy the beauty of this marine life without any kind of disturbance.

The canyon is from 15 - 40ft feet deep and filled with endless tunnels that join one canyon to the other. The name Dolphin Den came from the fact that there is actually a dolphin skull lying in one of the tunnels. It is believed that the dolphin lost its way and entered the tunnel where it got completely disoriented and got drowned there. In case, you want to see the skull for real, then ask the guide to take you to spot where you can witness it for yourself.

The Dolphin Den is not restricted for the expert divers; instead intermediate divers can also enjoy the beauty of the marine life of this part of the island. Once you are done with the experience of dolphin skull, you can come across the nurse sharks just around the caves as well as overhangs.

The place got its name in the 1980s when a group of diver discovered the dolphin’s remains. In 2007, again dolphin’s pod entered the tunnel, got disoriented and eventually got drowned. Don’t panic, if you are lost in the tunnel, just look up at the ceilings and you will be able to find your way out there.

The green moray eels are quite frequent out there along with channel clinging crab, but the ceilings’ opening let ample sunlight to come in so that you find it easier to deal with all these marine lives. This is one place that has this amazing maze of shallow caverns and tunnels where you can spend the whole time of your dive exploring them.

You can also call this Dolphin graveyard. The base of this diving site is sand and in the summer the place is packed with silversides. Some say that the dolphins must have followed the silversides into the tunnel and then due to feeding frenzy got disoriented, lost their way and drowned there. There is no real conclusion for the mystery of the death of dozens of dolphin in there, but everybody assumes that this can be one of the possibilities.

Thousands of silversides grace the area along with nurse sharks and outside sea hares and lettuce leave slugs make it for an interesting watch. No matter how alluring the sight is, try to stick close to your dive buddy so that you don’t lose your way and end up introducing yourself to the nurse shark.

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