Scuba diving in Ghar Lapsi

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Access
From Shore
Diver level
Novice
Depth
Average: 5 m
Maximum: 22 m
Current
None
Visibility
Average: 10 m
Maximum: 30 m
The site is a shallow system of underwater caves, sandy bays, rocks (Black Rock, populated with various marine life is the most popular site) and large areas of parallel reefs. It is a shallow dive site, perfect for beginners. Coming here divers will have a chance to explore this enclosed bay with calm clear waters and swim among ridges, valleys and swim throughs teeming with lots of marine species. Divers with more experience can discover the natural beauty of the Ghar Lapsi Cave. The cave is within a short swim and features more than 40m/131ft long space with several entrances, lots of sunlight pouring through many holes in the ceiling.

When to go

Diving is possible all year round, but the warmest period is from May to November, when daily air temperature varies between 20-32C/68-89F and water temperature between 18-26C/64-78F.

What to see

It is recommended to dive here in the early afternoon when rays of sunlight streak through every crack and fissure of the rock. In these waters divers can see breams, salema, jelly fish, octopus, cuttle fish, nudibranchs, wrasse, cardinal fish, groupers, moray eels, flying gurnards and, occasionally, a family of parrot fish and stingrays. Large areas of Ghar Lapsi Cave are covered in sea grass so nudibranchs and sea hares can be spotted here as well.

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