- from 100 Golden Chain Sea Breeze Resort 2 km from dive center
- from 18 Exmouth Cape Holiday Park 4.08 km from dive center
- from 108 Exmouth Escape Resort 4.66 km from dive center
Big isn’t always better! Although recently established, Dive Ningaloo is a small locally owned and operated business that has evolved from a lifetime of diving, snorkeling, boating, marine biology, conservation, and almost anything to do with the ocean really! Dive Ningaloo prides itself in being a small, flexible dive school run by dive professionals with a real passion for what we do (we even dive on our days off!). We have been diving on the Ningaloo for over 20 years, and have more local experience and expertise than anyone else, to share with you.
Owners Kirsten and David have long ... read more recognized and enjoyed the beauty and uniqueness of the Ningaloo Reef and, surprised by the lack of diving options for visitors to the Ningaloo, have established Dive Ningaloo. DN specialises in small groups, personal service, and of course adventure diving, in the best, remote and beautiful places. We aim to give visitors the best experience of the Ningaloo reef, instead of diving in the same few dive spots like everyone else, we travel to remote islands and explore untouched reef… The ultimate diving experience.
From recommended hotels: Free
From airport: No
The Ningaloo Reef is 260 km long and is one of the longest fringing reefs in the world. Fringing reefs are situated closer to land than, barrier reefs. The closest part of the ocean-facing edge of the Ningaloo Reef to land is only around 300m offshore, making it nice and easy to get to in any conditions. The Ningaloo is a divers paradise, with amazingly high biodiversity, hundreds of corals, an abundance of fish, comfortable warm water, as well as all the big exciting stuff w...Continue readinghich you never know might turn up on a dive! The Ningaloo reef supports over 500 different species of fish, from the pretty, colourful, reef fish, to big, hunting, pelagic fish, 300 species of corals, the majority being hard corals, but plenty of pastel soft corals and sponges at the islands and, finally, over 500 species of molluscs, including shells, octopus, squid and nudibranches.
Reflecting how special the reef is, in 1987 it was designated as the Ningaloo Marine Park by the State Government. Then in 2011 the reef and surrounding areas - the total area of the reserve is 2435 km2 - were World Heritage Site listed by the United Nations. As a result there are very strict regulations on where fishing can be carried out and the amount that can be done, as well as how tours such as ours have to operate to ensure the sustainability and minimize the impact of people on the area. This means the Ningaloo is kept as beautiful, remote and pristine as it has always been.
The reef is perhaps most famous for its whale sharks, which use the nutrient rich waters to feed, but the whale sharks are not the only mega fauna that are worth visiting the area for. Our Ningaloo ‘big three’ consists of whale sharks, manta rays and humpback whales, all of which return to the Ningaloo or pass through it each year. On top of this the Ningaloo boasts dolphins, dugongs, sharks, rays and more turtles than you could imagine! Its beaches are an important breeding ground for the loggerhead, green and hawksbill turtles, with turtle nesting monitoring programs being run annually - you can visit the Jurabi Turtle Centre to find out more.
Empty, long white sandy beaches run parallel to most of the length of the reef, emphasizing that the Ningaloo really is paradise.
|Instructors & Dive masters||
David Ross is a SSI Divecon Instructor and also a Naui Instructor. Full time. He is owner, skipper. Dave has lived and skippered in the Ningaloo for 20 years and is incredibly experienced and knowledgeable both on the water and also in marine tourism. Dave’s love for photography have taken him around the world, but he found that the Ningaloo really does have it all. Wide angle photography as there is plenty of big stuff, and a macro photography paradise on the reef. Alway...Continue readings looking for that perfect shot, Dave can take you to some of the best spots on the Ningaloo for your own perfect shot.
Kirsten Sheppard is a Padi and SSI Instructor. Full time. She is owner. Kirsten, aka ‘Shep’, was a qualified forensic psychologist before she realised where her true passion lay. She has a serious love of the ocean, and has been diving for 18 years around the world. In the water Kirsten always feels at home and has a great eye for spotting even the smallest, weirdest marine life. She has been instructing scuba diving for many years, is patient, makes learning fun, and loves to pass on her passion for the underwater world to others.
Ashley Broinowski is a Padi Divemaster. Part time
|Number of Dive Guides||3|
|Non-diving activities||Snorkelling with seadoo underwater scooters.|
|Infrastructure||Classrooms, Shower, WC, Onboard vessel|
|PHYSICALlY DISABLED DIVERS||Dive Ningaloo caters for the physicaly disabled diver. Its boat boasts an enormous back deck and is wheel chair friendly.|
|Equipment Description||All equipment is Cressi.|
|Distance to nearest Deco Chamber||781.2 milli|
|Number of boats||2|
|Check-in time||Transfers start at 8am and finish at 8.20am|
|Seasonality||March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December|
|REQUIRED INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS||Certification Card, Date of last dive, Logbook, Number of dives|
|Accepted Payment Methods||
|Read before you go||
Remember to bring: Dive certification and logbook; Medical clearance from doctor, if required; Hat, towel sunglasses; Sea sickeness medication, if required.
Customers acknowledge and agree to Dive Ningaloo adding a 2% credit card fee to cover the additional costs incurred in taking this payment. Cash and direct deposit are accepted without incurring this fee.
Dive Ningaloo offers professional service to small diving groups. Small groups is defined as maximum 10 scuba...Continue reading divers on the boat. During school holidays, due to high demand, Dive Ningaloo takes a maximum of 20 scuba divers at one time so that more visitors can experience the Ningaloo.
Dive Ningaloo reserves the right to change and choose the diving destination on the day. This is something we try not to do and would only do this to improve your diving experience on the day. Things that affect site choice are usually weather and visibility.
You as a customer acknowledge that you must produce a dive certification card on the day, and that a NO CARD – NO DIVING rule applies. As an open water diver you must also be able to demonstrate that you have dived in the last 12 months OR logged a minimum of 40 or more dives, otherwise a refresher is required (this is for your safety and enjoyment on the dive). Our boats have extensive safety and medical emergency equipment onboard.
As the customer you are responsible for safe diving practices both when diving with Dive Ningaloo, and also after diving, eg no flying for 24 hours after diving.
Customers must acknowledge that any diving equipment used or borrowed is your responsibility, and you are accountable for any loss or damage through carelessness.
You can reschedule your tour at any time up to 72 hours before your tour departs.
Cancelling tours is something we try everything to avoid. However, occasionally due to safety concerns, weather conditions, factors beyond our control, mechanical breakdowns, or minimum passenger numbers required for a tour not being reached, we may have to cancel or reschedule a tour. If this happens customers will be given the chance to book on another day or receive a full refund.