We had already done 2 dives on the southern part of Ningaloo Reef in Coral Bay. Since we wanted to dive the Ningaloo Reef again in another place, we booked another 2 dives at the Exmouth Diving Center for today.
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Diving at the Muiron Islands in Exmouth
The Muiron Islands are a nature reserve and are also called Ningaloo Archipelago. They consist of two islands and lie about 20 km north of Exmouth in the tropical warm water.
At half past eight in the morning we should already be in the Dive Shop to search for and try out our diving equipment together. With 7 other divers, 2 diving instructors and the skipper we set off from Exmouth Marina in a small boat. To the two small islets it takes about 1.5 hours.
Our dives at the Muiron Islands
Our first diving spot was called Cod Spot and was about 100 m from the southern island. With a roll backwards we went straight into the water. During the 50-minute dive we saw reef sharks, cleaner shrimps, bat fish, nudibranchs and cat fish. Unfortunately the visibility was not really good – the water was very cloudy. Our instructors have also explained to us why this is the case: On full moon nights, hundreds of coral species, as if on command, deposit their sex cells into the water and cloud them with it. So the water was completely full of coral semen. After a short picnic on the boat, we went to our second dive site: Fraggle Rock. Here we have seen trumpet fish, glass fish, pennant fish and giant groupers. Again, the view was no better.
On the boat trip back to the marina we could even observe some humpback dolphins (Sousa). In the dive center we quickly filled in our logbook and then we went back to the hotel to pack things, because tomorrow we will go back to Perth.
The video of our dives at the Muiron Islands
Here is a short video of our two dives at the Muiron Islands.
All travelogues from Western AustraliaWe visited Australia for the first time during our world trip in 2015. Here we were mainly on the east coast (Sydney, Brisbane, Airlie Beach and Cairns), in the south (Adelaide, Great Ocean Road and Melbourne) and in the interior of the country (Ayers Rock). We liked Australia so much back then that we definitely wanted to see much more here. And what we completely missed was the west coast. Here we put together a great self-drive route for almost 2 weeks to get to know some of the highlights of the state of Western Australia.
» Perth – The cute Quokkas on Rottnest Island (Australia)
» The sand dunes in Lancelin & the Pinnacles Desert (Australia)
» Hutt Lagoon & the Kalbarri National Park (Australia)
» Danham – World Heritage Drive & the Shark Bay (Australia)
» Monkey Mia – The wild Dolphins in the Shark Bay (Australia)
» Coral Bay – Diving & Snorkeling at the Ningaloo Reef (Australia)
» Exmouth – The Cape Range National Park (Australia)
» Exmouth – Swimming with whale sharks & mantas (Australia)
» Exmouth – Diving at the Muiron Islands on Ningaloo Reef (Australia)
» Perth – The Koalas in the Yanchep National Park (Australia)