The Snake Pit – Ribbon Reefs
Liveaboard: Spirit of Freedom Liveaboard
Dive depth: 10 - 30m
Visibility: 10 - 30m
Water temperature: 23.8 - 29.4℃
Dive type: Big fish, Reef and Shark
Description: An isolated reef between Lizard Island and #10 Ribbon Reef. Living up to its name, this site is famous for the Olive Sea Snakes found here. These snakes tend to be curious of divers entering their domain and have been known to be fascinated with their reflection in a camera lens. As such it is not uncommon to encounter more than one in a single dive. This site ranges from 10 to 30 metres and a range of invertebrates can be found including clams, sea stars, nudibranchs, and sea cucumbers. The isolation of this patch of reef brings many larger fish to the area including trevally, barracuda, sharks and eagle rays. A little exposed, this reef is only accessible in reasonably good conditions.