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Ashmore Reef is a small low-lying uninhabited tropical island in the Indian Ocean. It is situated on the edge of the continental shelf north-west of Australia and south of the Indonesian Island of Roti. It is made up of West, Middle and East Islets. In 1983 it was established as a national nature reserve.

The Reserve comprises several marine habitats and supports an important and diverse range of species, including sea snakes, a population of Dugong and feeding and nesting sites for Loggerhead, Hawksbill, and Green Turtles, as well as 50,000 breeding pairs of various kinds of seabirds.

Things to see and do

* Snorkelling
* Scuba diving
* Wildlife viewing
* marine life

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language – English
Land Area - 155.4 km2
Population – 0
Time – GMT plus ten hours
Electricity - 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
International Country Telephone Code – 61

Port Location – There are no ports or harbors at Ashmore Reef, only offshore anchorage.

Travel Links – Access to Ashmore reef islands is limited. Both East and Middle Islands require a permit.