The Basin, Rottnest Island, Western Australia.
John T. McMahon once wrote of the Basin:
“I challenge the world to produce a better swimming place than the Basin. Nature has been eloquent here. Two jagged headlines guard the cove whose slopes are covered with white sand. Climb up the hill that separates us from Longreach Bay, and look down upon the unbelievable shades of green water in the Basin, curving around the reefs to meander in and out until it reaches a sandy beach, a delightful swim, an objective for the before-breakfast plunge….”
Rottnest island is located 18 kms off the Western Australian coast, It has been an important local holiday destination for over 50 years. The Western Australian vernacular diminutive is “Rotto”, or “Rottnest”. Diving is a popular activity and with its varied limestone reef terrain, turquoise waters and plentiful fish, makes it a interesting diving destination.
Canon 40D, Canon 10-22mm, F15, 1/500, ISO 200