EXMOUTH EXPEDITION JUNE 2010
Exmouth, Western Australia – the gateway to the world-famous Ningaloo Reef!
A nice small group of eight divers Ben, Damien, Roland, Joel, Michael and Lorraine, as well as one very supportive husband Terry, and Emma leading the trip.
Four days diving, with a total of seven dives.
Not far from shore is Lighthouse Bay, easily accessible by boat and sheltered from the wind and seas. Our second dive in the bay was Blizzard Ridge, a very easy ridge to navigate along, packed with marine life! So many lion fish to see, old potato cod, white tip reef sharks and even a turtle!
Making our way out to the islands was challenging for those who get sea sick but our group made it through alright and had a fantastic couple of dives. The visibility was fantastic and the water warm, and only about 12-15m deep.
Lighthouse Bay – Night Dive
It’s amazing how much everything looks different at night. Even though we had just dived Blizzard Ridge a couple of days prior, it was like exploring a new site. Sea snakes, reef sharks, lion fish, a huge potato cod, couple of turtles and plenty of torches.
Leaving the best for last, the Navy Pier is said to be one of the top ten dives in the world, and we now know why! The Navy Pier is a stunning structure to see under the water, and littered with huge Potato Cod, Reef Sharks and schools of Barramundi, can’t forget the friendly Grey Nurse shark that circled the jetty a number of times!
The Other Stuff
What a fascinating experience to swim with Whalesharks! We had a great day on the boat swimming with a 4-5m Whaleshark a number of times, as well as some great snorkeling in the bay before and after the Whaleshark chase.
Snorkeling at Turquoise Bay
We had the morning to do our own thing and a few of the group went snorkeling in Turquoise Bay, something we would recommend to everyone heading up north! We swam with a huge turtle, saw reef sharks and plenty of fish. The beach itself is stunning so take a picnic and your camera!