The Kontiki house reef is a dive site in Mactan, Cebu.
Ideal place for scuba diver from all level, the Kontiki house reef (also called the Kontiki Reef) has a good shallow flat area which is suitable for novice divers.
The shallow part of the reef is covered with sea grass and different colony of colorful corals, the steep slope has also an artificial reef, which is a big piece of metal sunk down in the 90s, and nowadays it's fulfilled with life and completely covered by hard and soft corals.
The Kontiki reef is excellent for underwater photography, especially macro photography.
The Kontiki house reef is also known for being a good night diving site, where regular night dive are made on the site.
The slope goes down to 50 meters (165 feet) and get steeper up to 100 meters (330 feet) where it become very flat and covered by sandy pebbles where scattered purple anemona and soft corals are living (we didn't dive further on this diving spot).
Diving at the Kontiki reef.
Diving at the Kontiki reef is an easy dive where the beginner divers will enjoy all the underwater critters living around.
The dive site is mainly made of sand and pebbles with scattered soft and hard tropical corals, the whole is surrounded by sea grass and seaweeds giving to the diving area a nice green, contrasted by the colorful corals where the reef fishes are shoaling around.
Going down to the slope, the corals are getting denser down up 25 to 30 meters (80 to 100 feet) of depth where it look like a sloped wall down to 50 meters (165 feet), before to become a pebble sand slope down to 100 meters (330 feet) of depth.
Our thoughts about diving at the Kontiki house reef
The most interesting part of the Kontiki dive site is the shallow part from 8 meters (26 feet) down to 20 meters (60 feet) where all the critters are living around the rocks, the big metallic structure (clamp alike shape) covered by many coral species and the scattered corals on the seabed.
As you can see on the video, the Kontiki dive site is the world of macro photography, so bring your underwater camera as you will see a great biodiversity of underwater critters.