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Exmouth Dive & Whalesharks Ningaloo

Ningaloo Reef Dive Tour

  • Available from: March 01 2024 - October 31 2024

From: $170 USD

Duration: Full Day from Exmouth

Type: Groups, Private Charter, Shared.

Interests: Fish & Marine Invertebrates.

Right on Exmouth's doorstep, dive the world famous Ningaloo Reef, on one of our three dive boats at Light House Bay, or the West Side. Whether you’re a seasoned diver or keen to try for the first time - you’re sure to have an awesome day as we visit two different dive sites!

  • The Ningaloo Marine Park is regarded as one of the most beautiful underwater wilderness areas in Australia. The region boasts over 500 species of fish, 250 varieties of both soft & hard corals. See turtles, reef sharks, nudibranches, diverse fish and animal life!

  • Seasonal visitors include Humpback Whales, Manta Rays and Whale Sharks – all giants of the sea! Hearing whalesong while diving is awesome!

  • 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 (1/4/2023) and may differ when you book your travel.*


Tour day-by-day

  • Ningaloo Reef: Full Day Tour

    The Ningaloo Marine Park is an amazing underwater sanctuary, with this tour providing the opportunity for guests to spend the day exploring different 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). 

    The marine life found at Ningaloo is incredibly diverse, with 300 coral species, 600 different molluscs, and around 500 species of fish in the region. Popular fish sightings range from Parrotfish, Butterflyfish, Angelfish, Damselfish, Scissor Tails, Flutemouths, Wrasse, to larger fish such as Groper, Barracuda, Coral Trout, Cod and Trevally. A huge variety of nudibranches are a delight for enthusiasts due to their spectacular colours.

    More than 50 per cent of Indian Ocean coral species are found across the Ningaloo Marine Park area, with over 300 species, including Finger, Staghorn, Porites Cabbage, Brain, Lavender, Plate, Mushroom, Bubble and Branching Corals. Whilst not a coral, Anemone’s are common, providing habitat for some of the reef’s most endearing residents; the Clarkes, Pink and Tomato Anemonefish.

    Whitetip and Blacktip Reef Sharks, Great and Scalloped Hammerheads, Bronze Whalers, Cat Sharks, Manta Rays, Eagle Rays, Bull Rays and the well-camouflaged Wobbegong are highlights for divers whilst Manta Rays can be seen in performing their incredible courtship dances around April, with the species growing up to 7 metres wide (disc width) and around 1,350 kg.

    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.

  • Tour details


    • All tours include a fresh buffet lunch, drinks & refreshments – on boat days only. Exmouth Dive & Whalesharks Ningaloo is able to cater for special dietary requirements if provided this information at the time of booking.
    • High quality snorkel & diving equipment
    • Free Nitrox for all certified divers
    • Open Water Certification Card
    • Complementary transfers from accommodation in Exmouth

    * Confirmation of this tour is based on safe weather conditions and minimum numbers, with prices subject to change without notice.

    ** DISCOVER SCUBA DIVERS (over 14 years of age only)

    Advance bookings are essential for Discover Scuba Diving. This includes the use of all the necessary equipment air fills, transfers from your in-town Exmouth accommodation and 2 boat dives. We require a minimum of two participants to conduct our DSD program; in the unlikely event that we do not have a second person by 4:30pm the day before your scheduled date you will have two options: 1 – a full refund or 2 – you can pay an additional $145 and have a private one-on-one session.

    The D.S.D. course is suitable for everyone from 14 years old; those under 18 will need the written approval of a parent/guardian and a dive medical. You do need to have basic swimming ability. Diving medicals are not required to participate unless you have an indicator such as (but not limited to) asthma. Please contact us and we will forward you a copy of the dive medical.

    We reserve the right to alter or cancel specific dives/tours/courses without notice due to weather, sea conditions, minimum numbers or other factors. We always recommend that you travel with flexibility in your itinerary and with travel insurance – please contact your local travel agent for details on the best travel insurance for your travel needs.

    Proof of Age required for Seniors and Family/Child Rates.

    Group Size: Minimum of 6 divers, maximum of 20 divers
    Pick-up and Drop Off Point: Exmouth accommodations
    Pick-up and Drop-off Time: 7:30am returning at approximately 4:00pm.
    Private Dive Course or Charter: Available on Request at additional cost. Please enquire 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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