If there was ever a place, called underwater paradise on earth, it would be at the Raja Ampat Islands. Located on the northwest end of New Guinea Island in Indonesia, Raja Ampat is an archipelago with more than 1500 islands, coral reefs and sandbars, situated in the Coral Triangle and surrounded by the majestic Pacific Ocean.
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Scuba Diving in North Mole, Fremantle, Western Australia Australia
But that is not all. Perth offers a variety of sports and leisure activities to sport lovers. Fremantle North Mole is a popular dive site close to the metropolitan area. The average depth here is at 8 m/26.2 ft and the maximum is at 9.5 m/31.2 ft. Visibility is medium and varies from 5 m/16.4 ft to 10 m/32.8 ft. In addition, the spot is suitable for more experienced divers.
North Mole is home to many sponges, hard and soft corals. Divers are able to witness an abundant marine life here, including port jackson shark, crayfish, bulleye, ells, old wives and the blue devil. There is also a small shipwreck in the area, probably the Gareenup, lying at about 10 m/32 ft of water. Furthermore, this site is great night dive and free diving.
Last but not least, Perth is at about 30 minutes drive from the spot, providing a plethora of accommodation options, good restaurants and bars to relax and have fun. Note: be careful of boat traffic and fishing lines.