The Muiron (pronounced 'Myoo-ron’) Islands Marine Management Area north-east of Exmouth is a beautiful underwater wilderness area. It protects the waters around South Muiron Island, North Muiron Island and Sunday Island. Here, divers get the chance to swim with huge potato cods, turtles, sharks and schools of graceful manta rays, all in a setting of colourful corals and other invertebrates.
The ‘cod hole’ is a magnificent dive which runs parallel to South Muiron Island. This is a reef cleaning station where the limestone reef is covered in thousands of golden cardinalfish. Large potato cod are frequently seen. Many other smaller cod and emperor species gather around divers. Colourful coral cod and enormous graceful manta rays can also be seen.
A dive spot known as ‘The Spit’ features numerous swimthroughs, where divers are enveloped by hundreds of tiny baitfish and may discover a grey nurse shark or turtle sleeping peacefully under a ledge. A rocky outcrop on the western side of South Muiron Island offers an amazing dive to 16 metres. Numerous reef sharks lie under the overhangs. On top of the ledges, large plate corals sprawl out to capture the available light, providing shelter for colourful reef fish. Anemonefish communities and their host sea anemones are easily seen. Various rays live on the sandy seafloor.
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