Fauna and flora :
A large number of coral
and sponge species may be observed during the dives.
Sea fans, pipe coral, bubble coral, barrel sponges ...
The abundance of
nutriments in the sea as well as the large variety of corals
contribute to a significant biodiversity in terms of fish
species, turtles, crustaceans or invertebrates.
Most species of tropical
reef fishes are to be seen here, from groupers to trigger fishes
and clown fishes, oriental sweet lips, trevallies, barracudas to
only name a few.
nudibranches are commonly seen as well as a variety of star
fishes or sea cucumbers, and the more rare pleurobranches.
With respect to our
location within the Mentawai straight, our zone is protected
from oceanic currents and for this reason large pelagic species
are not prevalent here.