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Diving in Exmouth

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When to go to Exmouth

Exmouth has a hot steppe climate. The summer season lasts from November to March, and the average air temperature is 34C/93F. The winter season (May to August) brings an average temperature of 23C/73F. The winter temperature of the water is about 28C/82F, while the summer temperature is usually around 35C/95F. The visibility at Exmouth averages 15-20m/49-66ft, while the current is generally 1-2 knots. The season of whale sharks is from March to August, and manta rays and humpback whales come from June to November.

 

What to see

The highlight of Exmouth is the whale sharks that can be spotted every day during the season. Other great representatives are dolphins, manta rays, humpback whales, and three types of sea turtles. Divers can enjoy viewing more than 250 types of corals full of colorful nudibranchs and more than 450 fish species.

Scuba diving in Exmouth

Exmouth is located in Western Australia and offers a unique reef experience. The closest airport is RAAF Learmonth. It is located in 35 km from Exmouth. The closest international airport from which you can get to RAAF Learmonth is Perth. The Cape Range National Park attracts visitors with its magnificent gorges and camp sites. Ningaloo Reef at Exmouth is also known as a great diving destination for divers of all levels. The average depth here is between 15-20m/49-66ft. Divers can explore caves, a navy pier, rocky ledges, outstanding underwater formations, overhangs, and coral gardens.

 

Most popular dive sites

There are quite a few dive sites close to Exmouth, but the most popular include the relatively shallow Exmouth Navy Pier with its working defense facility, the Muiron Islands, featuring two uninhabited islands surrounded by coral gardens at 3-20m/10-66ft, Ningaloo ReefBlizzard Reef, and Lighthouse Bay, with a turtle cleaning station and pristine formations.