Was the reef in better shape at depth? Usually you ARE completely alone up there, except for the occasional donkey! But an incredible drive and worth the effort to find.
No, the reef was pretty beat up everywhere. There where some patches with healthy coral. It makes for an interesting dive as you're swimming from patch to patch over rubble. At first I felt somewhat disappointed as I had expected something more in the line of Taylor Made, but afterwards I realized there was a lot to sea in the rubble. Especially small stuff.