Depth: 19 m on the sand, 14 m at the top.
Ribbon is part of the 5-Mile complex.
A small reef comprising 2 separate sections known as Big Ribbon in the south and Small Ribbon in the North.
Small Ribbon is maybe about 15 m long by 6 m wide and often has numerous Devil Fire fish on the inshore edge, and on the outside edge it has a beautiful, large, red Anemone which, even at that depth, does not loose its colour. It has a little resident Two-bar Anemone fish, which is very proud of her home. We never saw her having a mate, but all of a sudden she had a little baby with her.
Big Ribbon is about 60m long and 20m wide, lies approximately 10 m south of Small Ribbon, and to get there it requires a swim across the sand with a couple of rocks to show the way. It has a sand patch in the centre, in which we occasionally will find Ghost Pipefish and Paper fish.
Ribbon is named after the Ribbon Eel, which is fairly elusive, but at the moment is found on the outside edge.
The southern tip of Big Ribbon is occupied by huge shoals of Blue-banded Snappers, Flame Goatfish and has some very large Yellow-edged Lyretails.
We often see the ‘wolves of the sea’ – the Kingfish hunting amongst the Snappers and it also is home to an extremely big Honeycomb Moray.