Mabul and Kapalai are pretty similar. The dive sites at Mabul are anywhere from a 30 second boat ride to 5 minutes. The dive sites at Kapalai are a 7-10 minute boat ride! Although there is a wall on the west side of Mabul, most of the dive sites at Mabul and Kapalai will be patch coral, sand, eel grass or artificial reef. And, most of the critters will be smaller than a grouper. You will find (rather – your divemaster will find) the most incredible critters – eels, octopus, cuttlefish, squid, squat lobsters, an array of dragonettes, shrimps, crabs, stone fish, bat fish, stargazers … the list is endless! This area is absolutely known for it’s macro, but there are spectacular and dramatic wide-angle opportunities, too! The artificial reefs create a terrific setting for wide angle. And, diving right under the dock with the suns rays coming down make for very dramatic images!