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Ningaloo Reef Dive 2

We travelled a little further up the coast and moored again at our next site for the day.

Ningaloo Reef Double Dive Map`
Ningaloo Reef Double Dive Map

This site is marked out by a large coral ledge at the centre of the dive area with a multitude of limestone caverns and coral ledges around to explore.

Follwing the mooring line down to the sand shelf at about 10m depth, we encountered what we believe to be a very well camoflagued wobbygong under one of the ledges.  It was about 1m long, but wedged so well under the ledge I wasn’t able to get any good pictures of it.

We moved away from the mooring line and headed over to the large coralledge at the centre of the site.

Cod under ledge
Cod under ledge

Swimming around the left side of the site, we got to see plenty of life.

Divers
Divers
Clam
Clam

This interesting pair never seperated by more than a few centimeters in the whole time I was watching them.

Pair of Yellow Tails
Pair of Yellow Tails

Some of the coral formations were amazing and look so fragile.

Green Tree Coral
Green Tree Coral

My buddy and I were then treated by a fly past from a Manta Ray.

Manta Ray
Manta Ray

It circled around us and then came back again a few minutes later for another look!

Manta Ray Video

This guy looks like he was very comfortable using a coral bowl as a place to rest.

My Couch
My Couch

There was a large turtle that was hanging around on his favourite piece of rock.

Turtle Head
Turtle Head
Turtle
Turtle

While touring the right hand circle, we were followed around by this rather friendly sea snake.

Sea Snake
Sea Snake

At this point, my camera battery died, but I was able to persuade it to try again to get this final shot of an octopus that was hiding under a limestone outcrop.

Octapus
Octapus

Not the best photo in the world!  I will try better next time!

Tomorrow, we are off to the Muiron Islands…

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