Chicken Reef’s slope is dotted with large coral bommies and within the gorgonian fans and anemones you will find plenty of critters hiding. There are plenty of soft and hard corals such as black stag-horn corals, table corals and feather corals, which makes this site a mind-blowing diving spot for coral lovers. The bottom of the site is a sandy floor and it is packed with schools of black snappers, large schools of fusiliers, groupers, clown triggerfish, sweet lips, blue fin jacks, batfish, surgeonfish, tunas, garden eels, butterflyfish and smaller groups of moorish idols, unicorn surgeonfish, angelfish and banner fish. Despite the fact of having a similar topography to other sites, it delivers a vastly different set of species. What also makes this an interesting site, is the large quantity of small fish that attract predators, hence it is common to see barracudas, whitetip sharks or giant trevallies in search of food. Spanish mackerel can be spotted swimming around the reef. On the shallower parts of the dive site, you can frequently see a large school of bump head parrotfish cruising around. You might also be rewarded with the sighting of Crocodile fish or Wobbegong Sharks.