Cove Reef is a fringing reef that mainly consists of sponges and hard corals. The reef flat starts in 10 meters and is sloping gently down to 25 m. It is one of the deeper reefs in the South end of the island. With its numerous crevices and caves it is the perfect hideaway for lobsters, moray eels and nurse sharks. The typical Caribbean variety can also be found here: Grouper, Trumpet Fish, Rays, Trunk and Trigger Fish, Turtles and Barracudas are dwellers on Cove Reef.
Flying Reef is one of the most popular reefs in Tobago. Due of its length and depth of only 16 meters it is suitable for beginners and advanced divers. A forest of soft corals and enormous sponges dominate the underwater scenery - and if you are looking for more have a look at the vast variety of different reef fish such as Triggerfish, Stingrays, Moray eels, Rainbow Parrotfish, Angelfish, Butterfly Fish, Porcupine Fish, Turtles and much more.
This reef is located between Flying Reef and Divers Dream which leave it exposed to strong currents, but one can easily avoid it by diving just under the ledge of the reef. Big nurse sharks, barracudas and stingrays are frequently seen here. An encounter with other big reef dwellers such as bull sharks or tiger sharks are possible.
Divers Dream is a plateau, roughly 5 km offshore. The top of the reef is as shallow as 6 m and slopes down to a depth of 25m. Beautifully covered boulders are found in this area, attracting a huge amount of barracudas, snappers, giant parrotfish and triggerfish. Being such an exposed dive site you also can find nurse sharks, eagle rays and reef sharks.
Mount Irvine Extension
Mt. Irvine Extension starts off with huge coral boulders at a depth of around 8 meters. A few minutes into the dive the scenery turn into a massive coral reef that offers shelter to a variety of creatures like lobsters, giant crabs, octopus and scorpion fish. In the blue water above the reef you might see tarpons, cobies, groupers and eagle rays.
The ferry "Scarlett Ibis" was sunk in 1997 creating an artificial reef to boost the islands dive product. The 70 meter long ship which was renamed the "Maverick" is sitting upright on a sandy bottom at a maximum depth of 30 meters. In her years under water she has put on a beautiful coat of corals and sponges which is accompanied by schools of bait fish who find shelter in the huge belly of the ship. Jacks are also attracted by this never ending stock of prey available.
Mount Irvine Wall
With only 15 m max. depth in the protected bay of Mt. Irvine, the Wall is an easy but extremely interesting dive site. The steep cliff with beautiful canyons, cracks and ledges is the home of large groups of schooling fish, like surgeonfish or triggerfish. With some luck one might find a seahorse or short nose batfish.Caribbean angelfish or a parrotfish.
Heading to the north of the island one we will reach the rock formation called the Sisters, some 5 pinnacles coming up from more than 40 meters depth. Beautiful covered and bizarre underwater scenery makes the Sisters a memorable dive. In overhangs and caves you find not only lobster but also stingrays and nurse sharks. Depending on the season and current a school of hammerhead sharks can be seen here. The Sisters are fully exposed to the wind and open sea so that it can only be dived in favorable weather conditions.
One of the dives, in which you can see the vast variety of marine life in Tobago waters. After descending into the "fish soup" you will drift towards " Kamikaze Cut" and once passed, you are diving through four different zones of underwater scenery. A dive second to none!
This dive is famous for the huge brain coral which you will see towards the end of this challenging dive. We are starting in a sheltered bay on a shallow plateau from where the current will take us to the deeper water. The nutrient rich water allows a luxuriant growth of sponges and soft coral. Big schools of Creole wrasse and jack fish are always there. Nurse sharks and giant green moray eels are frequently seen on this dive.
Bookends got the name from strangely shaped rocks coming up to the surface. Depending on the current this may be a quiet difficult dive site. The natural amphitheatre invites you to look at nurse sharks and turtles.