Dave 2's Dive Log
Mangel Halto Reef on 12/30/2001
Dec 30, 2001, 12:00 AM
I entered by walking out west from the small beach as shown in the website. I found a significant northbound current until I got to a depth of about 30ft. I worked my way south against the current. This is very worthwhile dive! It was like diving in an aquarium garden with colorful fish meandering in and out of the abundant leaf coral (careful with that stuff, I inadvertently touch one with the back of my hand and immediately knew it - Ouch!) I exited through surf zone opposite beach I walked in from. This can be challenging. You have to cross about 15 ft of rocks through 2 ft deep water that is under continuous white-wash. It is possible to twist an ankle if you not careful. Just take slow. Also, be careful of the surge as you approach the rocks if you exit here. I wore a full 3mm suit and booties and was perfectly comfortable in the 79-80 degree water.