Overview of Mangel Halto Reef

Mangel Halto Reef

Mangel Halto Reef
ABC Islands


Site Review by
 Mark and Jean
Date: 03/03/2012


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Mark and Jean Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Bloomington Reef:    5.00
State:   MN Animal:    5.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   20 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   25 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    4.43
First, unless you are an EXTREMELY good swimmer, do not swim to the yellow buoy to the far north, as suggested by some other reviewers. The current going away from shore can be quite strong. Going straight out to the reef was a comfortable swim. We were able to glide over the reef close to shore, and find an area varying from 2' to ~20' filled with many wonderful fish and corals. Most amazing was a small, dark blue fish within the corals, with iridescent aqua - turquoise dots on their bodies. We also saw barracuda, trumpetfish, princess parrotfish, tobacco fish, grey angels, wrasses, trunkfish, butterflyfish, and a sea snake in the mangroves as we were returning. This was one of our favorite places, with De Palm island.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    5.00
Beginner:    3.00
Intermediate:    3.00
Advanced:    3.00
Night diving:    3.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2012
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00

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