Sea Gypsy Village Artificial Reef
A 60 meter swim from our beach this little reef is a testament to how
simple and cheap it can be to help our marine ecology.
We started in '96 when we renewed our water towers. We used old
fishing nets and natural fiber to tie coconuts onto the old towers.
We sank them just off shore and marked them with a buoy.
Subsequently whenever we have anything of interest we tie them down
in the same way. For the next year our diving instructor took the
food waste from the kitchen and fed the growing fish life. The reef
is now self sustaining, although it takes quite a bashing every
December & January during north east monsoon, and a source of great
pride. It's great for Bubble Makers, Discover Scuba, Refresher Dives
or even a night dive. The depth depends on the tide but maximum is 6
SORRY, BUT WE CANNOT EVER GUARANTEE
SEEING ALL OF THE FISH LISTED
- Clarke's Anemone fish
- Flathead fish
- Cuttle fish
- Cleaner Shrimp
- Cowrie shell