This is one of the northernmost reefs in the St. John`s area and is known for its diversity. A cave system with great light shows, bizarre blocks and beautiful lagoons. A highlight of every safari.
Paradise Reef is connected to Cave Reef in the north by several blocks and has an extension of about 250m by 80m. Around the southern area a drop-off edge falls well over 50m.
To the west, coming from the north, a very nice mountain coral garden extends southward into an abstract erg landscape. These coral towers with a height of 3 to 12m are abstract formations with sometimes threatening appearing gradients.
You can find bumphead parrotfish in the east and eagle rays and reef sharks in the west.
In the south lies one of the entrances to a small cave system. It is recognizable by a cluster of anemones. The cave consists of two large rooms and is partially open in the upper part, which allows the sunlight to penetrate well. In the cave you can find a large number of different snails.
The two lagoons are a real paradise. On the sandy surface gobies and pipefish cavort. Towards the east there is a coral that has grown from the top to the bottom and stops only 30cm above the ground. Behind it begins a colorful coral garden.
- Coral: The large coral, which has grown like a waterfall from top to bottom and stops only 30 centimeters from the bottom, is an absolute highlight in the lagoon.
- Cave: When we are in both caves, we will know why this reef is called "Paradise".