Whether the historical origins of the reef's name actually have anything to do with the word 'Dangerous'? Maybe. After all, Dangarus is well-known for its oceanic shark sightings. Luckily the statistics help ease our minds: approx. ten people are killed by shark attacks each year, with the majority being surfers. With humans killing over 100 million sharks per year, it's no wonder that sharks don't like putting in an appearance.
Dangarus is the southernmost reef of St. John's and it offers us plenty of variety – whether it's the small cave systems on the main reef, the carpet anemones with their rainbow crabs, coral formations with giant moray eels and Napoleon wrasse or the sight of hammerhead sharks.
The caves are located on a small high plateau at a depth of nine metres and don't lead up any blind alleys. Towards the east, we find a very beautiful coral garden with mountain coral in all different colours. Night dives are also possible in Dangarus; under certain circumstances, however, the morning current can push us out into open water. With good guides, however, we're always on the safe side.
- Caves: The wonderful caves of Dangarus are everything but 'dangerous' as well as lots of fun!
- Sea anemones: The carpet anemones which live symbiotically and harmoniously with rainbow crabs can be found on the large plateau in the south.
- Giant morays: Giant morays hide between the coral structures in the west. They aren't exactly true beauties, but somehow pretty in their own way. And who decides anyway, who is beautiful and who's not?!