Wainilu dive site, also known as Wainilu Mangrove, is one of the most rewarding spots for macro lovers. At first, it may not look convincing, as it’s only a sloping shallow coral field broken up by patches. This muck dive is filled with nudibranch, pipefish, frogfish, mandarin fish, zebra crabs, pygmy seahorses, blue-ring octopuses, mimic octopuses, bobtail squid, harlequin sweetlips, ribbon eels, and shrimps of all kinds. It truly is a macro photographer’s heaven!
Divers need to have good buoyancy to avoid stirring up the sand and silt because this can greatly decrease visibility. Otherwise, visibility is good. There are also little to no currents present. The maximum depth of the Wainilu dive site is 15 meters/50 feet, which makes it suitable for divers of all levels.