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Exmouth Dive & Whalesharks Ningaloo

Outer Reef or Islands Scuba Dive & Snorkel

  • Available from: March 01 2024 - October 31 2024

From: $185 USD

Duration: Full Day from Exmouth

Type: Groups, Shared.

Interests: Fish & Marine Invertebrates, Reptiles & Amphibians.

Discover the wonders of the Muiron Islands and Ningaloo Marine Park, regarded as one of the most beautiful underwater wilderness areas in Australia.

  • Upon cruising out across the pristine waters, you will spend the day exploring different snorkel and dive sights accessible by boat only, with Dolphins, Rays and Turtles all regular encounters.

  • Snorkellers will be delighted to see colourful tropical fish including Parrotfish, Butterflyfish, Angelfish and Anemonefish amongst the spectacular coral bombies.

  • Three species of turtle, Olive Sea Snakes, Manta Rays, Reef Sharks and surreal Nudibranches are highlights for enthusiasts. Free Nitrox for is available on all dives free of charge, with PADI Courses & Discover Scuba available for any unqualified visitors.

About Exmouth Dive & Whalesharks Ningaloo: 

As the region’s original eco-tourism operation, Exmouth Dive & Whalesharks Ningaloo is synonymous with experiencing the aquatic treasures of the World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef Marine Park. Debbie & Mark Ferguson have been involved taking ecotours around Western Australia for over 20 years, managing the operations of a number of boats in various locations. The team is proud to specialise in small group tours for Whale Shark swims, Humpback Whale swims & watching, scuba diving and snorkelling and is active in numerous conservation projects including Whale Sharks, turtles and Manta Rays.

Price per person. Pricing is subject to availability and all prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change without notice. Currency fluctuations may affect prices as quotes based on AUD. Prices are current at time of posting (1/11/2023) and may differ when you book your travel.*


Tour day-by-day

  • Full Day Experience

    The Muiron Islands & Ningaloo Marine Park is an amazing underwater sanctuary, with this tour providing the opportunity for guests to spend the day exploring different snorkel and dive sights accessible by boat only. On the journey out across the beautiful waters, guests should be on the lookout for Bottlenose, Australian Humpback and Common Dolphins, Dugongs, Humpback Whales (during June to November) and Whale Sharks (boat viewing only from March to August). 

    On sighting the numerous Manta Rays or Turtles in the area, guests will have the opportunity to swim with these amazing creatures while receiving fascinating commentary from the on-board marine biologists. With 300 coral species, 650 different molluscs, and around 500 species of fish in the region, it is a snorkellers delight with popular fish sightings ranging from Parrotfish, Butterflyfish, Angelfish, Damselfish, Cardinalfish, Scissor Tails, Flutemouths Wrasse, to larger fish such as Groper, Coral Trout, Basslets, Cod and Trevally. 

    Mark Ferguson - Exmouth Dive & Whalesharks Ningaloo“It’s a really accessible site for both snorkellers and divers. You have two unique locations at Muiron Islands. The west side is open to the ocean, and here we are privy to an interesting mixture of both hard and soft corals. The soft coral, in particular, is very beautiful as it’s a mix of bright orange, pink and blue hues. The east side is a little shallower, and although it’s mostly hard coral and sometimes there is less visibility here, we quite often see Green, Loggerhead and Hawksbill Turtles, which guests really enjoy.”

    Mark Ferguson - Co-founder and Skipper

    The Muiron Islands is home to a stunning array of colourful soft corals including Gorgonian Fans, sponges such as Callyspongia, Golf Ball Sponge, Mushroom Leather Coral and different species of tree coral. This tour includes reef snorkels at different sites, equipment, snacks and a buffet lunch. Our qualified Divemasters and Instructors can teach you how to snorkel, even if you have never snorkelled in the open ocean before.

    Exmouth Dive & Whalesharks Ningaloo offers adventures for divers of all experience levels, across a wide variety of sites. A full day of scuba exploring the amazing underwater world at Ningaloo will cover two different dive sites, selected according to conditions, to enable guests to experience the biodiversity of the region. Turtles, Sea Snakes, Manta Rays, Wobbegongs, sea fans, soft corals, Moray Eels, Batfish, Whitetip Reef Sharks, Nudibranchs and abundant colourful reef fish provide an endless feast for the senses.

    If divers venture to the Muiron Islands area, they are likely encounter friendly Potato Cod, turtles, sharks, thousands of fish, Anemones and Clownfish, Batfish, Stingrays and much more. Manta Rays, Dugongs, Humpback Whales and dolphins are seen at different times of the year as well.

    Free Nitrox for is available on all dives free of charge, with PADI Courses & Discover Scuba available for any unqualified visitors. Enriched Air Nitrox has less Nitrogen in the air supply that reduces risks associated with decompression and may help to reduce fatigue & tiredness after the dives (please note divers are limited to a maximum depth of 33 metres with nitrox).

  • Tour details

    Shared Tour Pricing:
    Adult Certified Diver with all equipment hired - $295.00 AUD
    Certified Diver with tanks and weights hire - $275.00
    Discover SCUBA Diving (over 14 years of age only) - from $385.00
    Adult Snorkeller - $240.00
    Child Snorkeller (6-16 years old) - $155.00
    Snorkelling Family 2 adults + 2 children - $715.00

    Group Size: Minimum of 6 guests, maximum of 20
    Pick-up and Drop Off Point: Exmouth accommodations
    Pick-up and Drop-off Time: 7:30am returning at approximately 3:30pm.
    Private Boat Charter: Available on Request at additional cost. Please enquire directly with your group size & interests.
    Languages: German, French, Spanish and Italian private touring is available on request.
    Frequently Asked Questions: See here.

    How you'll be making a positive impact

    We have aligned our sustainability vision with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
    E-WEB-Goal-06Using Desalination where the Outback meets the Reef

    All of the vessels operated by Exmouth Dive & Whalesharks Ningaloo utilise desalination systems that convert seawater into freshwater. This is required for numerous functions, from drinking water and food preparation, to deck and exterior washdowns. It is estimated that around 300 litres of fresh water is saved per day utilising this technology, adding up to 60,000 litres per year.


    E-WEB-Goal-17Developing Partnerships To Meet Sustainability Goals

    Exmouth Dive & Whalesharks Ningaloo have developed a number of partnerships with key environmental organisations within the Exmouth region, Western Australia and Australia, including Mission Deep Blue, Longitude 181 Nature, Project Manta, Wildbook for Whale Sharks, Centre for Whale Research Western Australia, Australian Parks & Wildlife Marine Research, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions.

    Project Manta, Wildbook for Whale Sharks and the Centre for Whale Research Western Australia are all supported financially via experiences provided by Exmouth Dive & Whalesharks Ningaloo.

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