Green Sea Turtle
From: $145 USD
Duration: Full Day
Type: Groups, Private Charter, Shared.
Interests: Fish & Marine Invertebrates, Marine Mammals.
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 (9/9/2019) and may differ when you book your travel.*
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.
* 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.
As part of our commitment to sustainability we have also sought independent verification of our practices through the ATAP Ecostar Accreditation program. This program is for operators that demonstrate a level of environmental management over and above the base requirements of ATAP including managing impact and disturbance on the environment, contributing to conservation and sustainability, establishing environmental risk management strategies, supporting and benefiting the local community and recognition of the cultural & heritage issues of the area.