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Exmouth Dive & Whalesharks Ningaloo

Ningaloo Underwater Photography Course

  • Available from: March 01 2023 - October 31 2023

From: $555 AUD

Duration: Full Day

Type: Private Charter, Shared.

Departs: On Request

Relive your favourite experiences by capturing the wonder and adventure of the aquatic realm with digital underwater photography. It's hard to imagine activities more versatile than underwater imaging.

  • Whether snorkelling, exploring reefs, under ice or on wrecks, if there's something worth seeing, there's something worth photographing. This makes underwater photography a pursuit that mixes well with your other diving activities, and one that permits you to share the underwater world with non-divers.  And with the emergence of digital cameras, underwater photography lies within most people's reach and ability.

  • Our location is ideal for teaching underwater photography and allows much opportunity for photographing a varied number of marine creatures in calm water.  We have a professional underwater photographer on staff.

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

  • PADI Digital Underwater Photography Course

    Our Digital Underwater Photography Specialty course will introduce you to the exclusive SEA Method (Shoot, Examine and Adjust) of digital underwater photography and is available for both divers and snorkellers. You'll learn the fundamentals of underwater photography, from choosing a camera that suits your needs, helpful camera techniques, choosing your subjects wisely and learning to use software to maximise the quality of your photographs.

    The marine life found at Ningaloo is incredibly diverse, with 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 andTrevally. A huge variety of nudibranches are a delight for photography enthusiasts due to their spectacular colours.

    Chiara Bussini - Exmouth Dive & Whalesharks Ningaloo“Ningaloo offers such a big variety of subject matter to photograph. There are colourful corals, schools of fish, marine megafauna, and then we have what we call the Big Three of Ningaloo: Whale Sharks, Manta Rays and Humpback Whales. Sometimes you might be focusing on the details of a coral growth and then a huge Manta Ray will glide past. You never know what you might come across."

    Chiara Bussini - Scubu Diving & Snorkelling Guide

    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.

  • Tour details

    Group Size: Minimum of 2 divers, maximum of 4 divers
    Pick-up and Drop Off Point: Exmouth accommodations
    Pick-up and Drop-off Time: 8:00am returning at approximately 4:00pm (please note one theory session to be completed at least day prior - 3 hours),

    Private Dive Course: Available on Request at additional cost. Please contact us directly with your group size & interests.

    Languages: German, French, Spanish and Italian private touring is available on request


    • 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
    • Tuition
    • Free Nitrox for all certified divers.
    • PADI Underwater Photography Manual / on line link
    • Underwater Photographer Certification Card
    • Complementary transfers from accommodation in Exmouth

    Special additional considerations for all dive courses

    All certified SCUBA divers must have logged a dive in the past 12 months or will be required to do a refresher.

    Please plan extra time to complete your dive course in case of delays to our diving schedule. We cannot under any circumstances provide a refund/partial refund due to delays in completing a course due to adverse/unsafe conditions or other factors beyond our control.

    We will fully refund your dive course only if you provide a copy of your completed diving medical form signed by your doctor stating “permantly unit” prior to the beginning of the first day of the course. We will partially refund only if you provide a copy as above after the start of your course.

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

    Dive medical information for Open Water Courses:

    We recommend that you obtain your diving medical to the Australian Standard 4005.1 before you arrive in Exmouth for your Open Water Course. Only your doctor can determine if he/she can complete the medical to this standard. Medicals are NOT available in Exmouth. Our diving Centre has no control over availability or costing of dive medicals and no course refunds will be given in the event medicals are not available or are deemed too expensive by the client. Children must be over 14 years old and must have a 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.

    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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