Ningaloo Reef Scene

Ningaloo Reef Dive 1

Having been picked up in Exmouth, a short bus ride later and we were at Bundegi Jetty to get the small tender over to our Ningaloo Reef dive boat for the day.  Today’s sites are on the North end of the spit.

Ningaloo Reef Double Dive Map`
Ningaloo Reef Double Dive Map

After a boat trip around the point for about 40 minutes, punctuated by frequent Humpback Whale sightings, we arrived at our first dive site.  Jumping in the water, we then headed to the mooring line to descend.  Following the line down to the bottom at around 12m depth we were treated with the first sight of the day.  A lion fish was sitting quite happily under the concrete block that holds the mooring in place.

Lion Fish
Lion Fish

Once we were all together at the bottom, we headed out along the line of the reef moving against the current.  The life of the reef was amazing.

Cat Fish
Cat Fish
Cod
Cod
Jeuvenile Butterfly Fish
Jeuvenile Butterfly Fish
Jeuvenile Yellow Tail Snapper
Jeuvenile Yellow Tail Snapper
Ningaloo Reef Scene
Ningaloo Reef Scene
Nudibrach Red and Green
Nudibrach Red and Green
Queen Angel Fish
Queen Angel Fish
Spotted Puffer Fish
Spotted Puffer Fish
Yellow Tail Snapper
Yellow Tail Snapper

I am never sure that photographs really to justice to the increadible abundance of activity on the reef so here is a video.  The quality isn’t great, but it shows how the fish collect together and appear to be connected!

Shoal of Fish Video

Next up. Dive 2…

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