The treacherous reefs surrounding Rottnest Island have claimed many a ship over the past 200 years. In the here and now their ghostly remains lying on the sea floor are of huge interest to those of us who are drawn to exploring the world beneath the ocean’s surface, both for their historical significance and mystique, […]
The coral reefs offshore from the baby reef shark nursery in Skeleton Bay make for a nice easy snorkel within walking distance of Coral Bay town that’s a bit different to the reefs near the town beach. With plenty of colourful coral and fish there’s a lot to see at Skeleton Bay in good clear […]
Snorkeling at Bill’s Bay straight off the beach in front of Coral Bay town is so easy and relaxing. The water is safe and very calm, protected from the big waves of the open ocean by the Ningaloo Reef barrier about 2km offshore, and the coral and fish are just a short 50 – 100 […]
A few hundred metres out from Purdy Point (the beach immediately south of the Coral Bay town beach at Bills Bay), a large area of dense coral and prolific fish life awaits. This is my favourite snorkeling spot in Coral Bay because the Purdy Point beach is just a short 5 minute walk around the […]
If you know the right places to go, Rottnest Island off the coast of Perth has some excellent snorkeling. Limestone reefs surround the island for hundreds of meteres out to sea, protecting calm, crystal clear lagoons that are home to corals, seagrass meadows and around 400 species of fish – including colourful tropical ones not […]
Turquoise Bay in the Cape Range National Park has one of the most beautiful, perfect beaches in Western Australia, and some pretty amazing snorkelling too. The Ningaloo Reef’s main barrier is very close to the shore here – only 100m out in fact. The reef encloses a lagoon of crystal-clear water of the most brilliant […]
The Photo Guide Here are some underwater photos from my most recent time snorkeling at Greens Pool last summer. This photo-essay should give you a good idea about what there is to see underwater at Greens Pool, and help you to identify some of the fish.
Snorkeling Information and Map With its perfectly calm and always crystal-clear water, Greens Pool in the William Bay National Park is superb for snorkeling. Beneath the calm surface of the water there’s an underwater world of fish, seaweeds, starfish, anemones and sponges waiting to be discovered. Because the water is so reliably clear, even on […]
Canal Rocks is at its most spectacular in rough, wild conditions with huge waves smashing against the rocks and surging through the canals. But on days when the weather is warm and sunny and the ocean flat, it’s fantastic spot for swimming, scuba diving and snorkelling.
Yallingup Reef is far better known as a fantastic surf break than a snorkeling site. But on days when the ocean is flat and the surf’s not so good, take a look beneath the surface and you’ll discover thriving a marine ecosystem in the shallow, sheltered lagoons. This is easily one of the best snorkeling […]