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Kelleston Drain Reef
A mild drift takes you along a prolific reef of lush coral, descending from 9-15m before sloping off steeply. Swinging gorgonians, sea rods, sea whips, and sea fans clutter this dense reef area. In between the waving soft corals are all colours of sponges and many different species of hard corals. Across the plateau, sea plumes rock gently back and forth as a gentle current moves you along. The dive takes you past the largest brain coral in the Caribbean. This massive centuries-old colony is 3m high and 5.3m wide. The deeper end of the dive, including the massive brain coral, is also known as Coral Gardens. The Kelleston Drain is also sometimes called the Little Tobago Drift. The area to the north of the reef, wedged between Kelleston Drain and Cathedral is also known as Manta City and used to be particularly noted for the elusive manta ray. The previously-practised sport of riding on the back of the mantas (which gave rise to the local term “Tobago Taxis”) is now strongly frowned upon as it is believed to cause stress to the friendly creatures. If you are fortunate enough to see one, they will regularly keep you company for extended periods of time.
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