The clear shallow lagoons, reefs and small islands of Marmion Marine Park are a diver’s paradise, forming ledges, caves and... more » swimthroughs inhabited by a wonderful array of fish and invertebrate species.
Seabirds, whales, sea lions and other marine wildlife inhabit the lagoons, reefs and small islands of Marmion Marine Park.
There is good diving and snorkelling throughout the year, depending on daily weather but remember that many sites can only be accessed in good conditions (low swell and light offshore winds). Boyinaboat Reef, just 75m from Hillarys Boat Harbour sea wall, is a popular dive site, while Mettams Pool offers safe snorkelling and diving close to shore. The reef in front of Marmion Angleing and Aquatic Club (MAAC) is an excellent dive site. The intertidal and inshore areas between Burns Beach and Iluka Beach also offer some good snorkelling and shore diving sites.
You need a boat and scuba gear to explore North Lump, Wreck Rock, Cow Rocks, Whitfords Rock, Wanneroo Reef and many other submerged reefs within the marine park. The wreck of the Centaur also makes an interesting dive.
Please adhere to the Department of Transport boating regulations found here
For more information contact the Department of Parks and Wildlife on (08) 9303 7780. less «