Scuba diving in Cabbage Patch
Cabbage Patch is located on the southwest end of Kadavu Island. It's a reef, where a large patch of pristine cabbage coral stretches well beyond the area of sight. The reef is home to a variety of sea creatures, including ghost pipefish that likes to hide inside the corals. This site is great for photographers and is suitable for divers of all levels, especially novice divers. The average depth is 12m/40ft and the maximum depth is18m/60ft. This dive can be done as a drift dive depending on the current and a very easy and mellow second dive.
When to go
Visibility is at its best during the winter months, between August and October, though the sea can be choppy. From December through April seas are generally calmer, but the weather is more rainy. Water temperature ranges between 24-30C/75-86F.
What to see
Divers can also observe sea cucumbers (Thelnota anax and Bohadschia graeffei), clown fish, manta rays, walu, unicornfish, arc-eye hawkfish, fire dartfish, Achilles tangs as well as the occasional banded sea krait and bicolor fang blenny.