Sponge Gardens & Exmouth Gulf. At the entrance to the Exmouth Gulf, east of the Navy Pier, the Sponge Garden Drift dive is a must do for the experienced diver. A majestic drift over a diverse collection of large sponges, gorgonians, and sea whips is an excellent way to experience the sea bed devoid of rock structures and coral bombies. The enormity and colors of the sponges and corals in this garden are impressive in their elegance. Less experienced divers can enjoy this dive with one of our instructors by taking the PADI Advanced Course or the Deep & Drift Adventure dives with us - ask for more complete details!
Bundegi Sanctuary & The Gulf. With over 220 different species of coral and no less than 500 species of fish to be found on the Ningaloo Reef, the Bundegi Bombies provide the diver with the opportunity to explore the splendor of this reef sanctuary. Bundegi provides protection for a wide variety of species who use this area as a nursery so expect to see everything from big to little here! This is a shallow dive that can be explored by snorkel or scuba. With the incoming or outgoing tides one can meander along the reef at a leisurely pace; at slack tide you can dedicate yourself to one area - you'll never run out of things to see. The natural light of this dive allows the opportunity for excellent amateur and professional photography.
Nor-West Reef. Nor West Reef can only safely be dived when the tides, swell and sea conditions are right so it isn't often we get out there! A reef whose ruggedness has brought grief to a number of our early mariners, Nor-West Reef lies about 1.3nm off the Cape. The eastern edge of the reef provides a dive complete with the complexities of ledges, overhangs, coral bombies, gullies and small caves. It provides shelter for large tawny nurse, and reef sharks. Turtles, manta rays, eagle rays and the occasional potato cod are often sighted on this dive. This site is usually reserved for experienced divers and those who have dived with us on other sites.
Lighthouse & Vlf Bays. Nestled on the western side near the top of the Cape, Lighthouse Bay & VLF Bay offer incredible diving all year round. There are many sites in this area from ridges of limestone reefs supporting a wonderful range of large and small creatures to excellent drift dives allowing you to cover a great area of diverse ecosystems.
Turtles, batfish, anemones & clownfish, white tip reef sharks, large groper, bull rays, moray eels, schools of snapper, threadfin pearl pearch, lion fish, sea snakes, rankin cod, angelfish, nudibranchs, blue-spotted stingrays, wobbegongs and octopus all call this area home. Dugongs, dolphins, manta rays, leopard sharks and other big guys add an extra dimension of excitement on many dives.
Muiron Islands. Surrounded by an abundance of coral gardens, rocky ledges and intriguing dive sites, the Muiron Islands are located about 10nm north east of Exmouth. Keep your eyes open during the 45 minute trip across to the Islands for ospreys, shearwaters, turtles, manta rays, dolphins, dugongs, and during their migration, humpback whales.
Once to the Islands there is a wide range of sites. With a maximum depth of 20m and usually only gentle currents, the dive sites around the Muiron Islands are suitable for all levels of divers. Swim-throughs and ledges provide plenty of places to search for shrimps, nudibranchs, eels, juvenile angelfish and other timid creatures. In mid-water and against the reefs look for friendly potato cod, large rankin cod, turtles, nurse sharks, soft coral gardens, anemones, clams and 1000's of darting, colourful reef fish.
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