DIVE THE PRISTINE NINGALOO REEF
Fantastic coral formations, Whalesharks, manta rays, dolphins, humpback whales, nudibranchs, starfish and anemones are just some of the fascinating marine life inhabiting the waters of Ningaloo Marine Park. Ningaloo Reef is one of the world’s largest coral fringing reefs and the various diving and snorkelling tours that depart from Exmouth and Coral Bay can take you on the experience of a lifetime. Whalesharks are one of the many seasonal visitors to the Ningaloo Marine Park. Humpback whales visit between June and November and many of the females give birth in the deeper offshore waters. Manta rays are in the area year round but in more prolific numbers between May and November. Marine turtles, including Green, Loggerhead and Hawksbills, inhabit Ningaloo reef all year and begin their nesting season around November. Hatchlings start appearing in January. Add to this the 250 species of coral and over 500 species of fish and the Ningaloo Reef is an impressive diving destination year round! There are many world class diving sites accessible from both Exmouth and Coral Bay....
If intending to take a diving course It is recommended that a medical certificate is obtained prior to arriving in Exmouth.
DIVE SITES in EXMOUTH
Navy Pier- THE NAVY PIER HAS REOPENED - BOOK YOUR DIVE NOW!
The Navy Pier is rated by many world famous diving figures as one of the top ten shore dives in the world. At last count there were at least 200 different species, including big schools of trevally, snapper and barracuda, as well as highly photogenic specimens such as graceful firefish, colourful angelfish, moorish idols and large Queensland gropers. For many divers it is like diving in an aquarium. Small critter lovers also thrill at seeing a variety of nudibranchs, flatworms, cheeky goby fish and delicate anemones with families of clown fish darting amongst the stinging arms. As the pier remains a working defence facility, diving there can only be conducted with a licenced dive shop, for security and liability reasons. The site is relatively shallow, with a maximum depth of around 15 metres. This site can only be dived by certified divers who have logged dives at least 6 months prior to diving the Navy Pier. Divers must have a certification card on the day of tour. To help protect this marine haven, diver numbers are limited and all dives are guided to ensure maximum enjoyment of the site.
Muiron Islands The environment of these two islands just 9.8 nautical miles off the tip of the North West Cape is tranquil. Warm tropical waters teeming with marine life surround the uninhabited islands. In waters of depths 3-20m just off the shoreline there are coral gardens made up of both hard and soft corals. There are a variety of dive sites off the Muirons that provide an unforgettable experience. Note: Camping on the islands requires permission from the Shire of Exmouth and the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC).
There are a number of excellent dive sites in the Lighthouse Bay area, including Blizzard Reef, The Labyrinth and Helga’s Tunnels. There are pristine coral formations and an array of beautiful tropical fish along with reef sharks and schools of pelagic fish. Depths at both Blizzard and Labyrinth range from 12-18m while Helga’s has a maximum depth of 30m.
DIVE TRIPS IN EXMOUTH ARE OFFERED BY : EXMOUTH DIVING CENTRE, NINGALOO REEF DREAMING AND NINGALOO WHALESHARK-N-DIVE
DIVE TRIPS IN CORAL BAY ARE OFFERED BY: CORAL BAY ADVENTURES AND NINGALOO REEF DIVE