David Muirhead and I have done some snorkelling at Myponga Beach recently. One of these trips involved us snorkelling in a large rock pool there whilst there were swells breaking outside the rock pool. It was interesting enough to maintain our interest for quite a while.


David took this photo in the rock pool

We also enjoyed the rock-hopping necessary to reach the rock pool and even some rock hopping around it.

More recently, we launched my tandem kayak from the beach by the creek there. We paddled northwards past several rocks until we found an area protected by some rocks.


David took this photo of my kayak

David snorkelled in the area whilst I kept watch. I was envious of David because I couldn’t snorkel since I was recovering from some surgery on a skin cancer on my nose at the time.


David snorkelling there

David saw a few fish during his snorkel dive, including this school of Western Striped Grunter (a.k.a. Trumpeter): –


David’s photo of a school of Trumpeter

We enjoyed our time spent in the area before paddling our kayak back to the beach. Myponga Beach is situated on the shores of Coweelunga Bay. Here are two aerial photos of the area (found in the Reader’s Digest “Guide to the Australian Coast”: –

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Aerial photos of the area (found in the Reader’s Digest “Guide to the Australian Coast”

 We hope to return back to Myponga Beach again soon, maybe even for a boat dive there.

By Steve Reynolds

Steve Reynolds is the current President of MLSSA and is a long-standing member of the Society. Steve is a keen diver, underwater explorer, photographer and is chief author of the Society's extensive back catalogue of newsletters and journals.

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