Quobba Point Snorkeling
The 15th most popular snorkel dive spot in Western Australia.
Wednesday 27 July 2016 06:48 GMT
North of Perth and southwest of Coral Bay, the snorkeling at Purdy Point is known for amazing coral bombies. The Purdy Point snorkeling dive site is within the boundaries of the Ningaloo Marine Park.
The Purdy Point snorkeling dive site is located at the end of Coral Bay Road. After reaching the car park, walk about 500m south to just past the big red rock.
Note: Be aware of the boat traffic and channel markers.
The Ningaloo Reef is a 260km long fringing reef located 1,200km north of Perth. The Ningaloo Marine Park is part of the Ningaloo Coast Wold Heritage Area. In addition, the reefs are breeding grounds for green sea turtles, hawksbill turtles and loggerhead turtles. You may encounter reef sharks and manta rays as well. Ningaloo Reef is home to several species of sharks from blacktipped and whitetipped reef sharks up to great white sharks. There are shark attacks every year, though most encounters are by surfers and spear-fishermen. There is the occasional reef shark bite though in the shallow inshore lagoons. This reef is known to be occasionally frequented by the venomous Irukandji jellyfish and also the larger box jellyfish, so make sure to check with dive shops prior to heading out.
Overall, Quobba Point is the 15th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 24 snorkeling dives in Western Australia. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Quobba Point including Ningaloo Reef, Bill's Bay and Skeleton Bay.