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Named after its inhabitant the mantis shrimp, Mantis Ground makes a great muck diving site.
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Mantis Ground is another haven for macro diving as this dive site is filled with nudibranchs, anemone crabs, shrimps, and leaf fish. Yet this diving site is known for is the rare and somewhat ferocious looking mantis shrimp. Named for its similar appearance to the terrestrial praying mantis this colorful creature can grow up to 30 centimeters in length. Also known as 'thumb-splitters' this creature's strong claws are capable of crushing prey or an unwary diver's fingers. The mantis shrimp has also been known to break the glass of aquariums. The Mantis Ground dive site reaches 19 meters in depth.
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