Ningaloo Reef

  • must see
  • Abundant sea life
  • Cavern
  • Cave
  • Coral garden
  • Turtles
  • Whale sharks
  • Rays
  • Reef sharks
  • Ningaloo Reef
Access
From Boat
Diver Level
Experienced
Depth
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 59.04 ft
Current
Moderate
Visibility
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 65.6 ft
Ningaloo Reef is a dive site close to Exmouth in Australia that offers its healthy corals, ledges, crevices, overhangs, and swim-throughs for exploration. The reef is full of hard and soft corals, sea whips, and colorful sponges.

When to go

The best time for diving at Ningaloo Reef is the summer, when the water temperature averages 24-28C/75-82F. The monsoon can affect the sea visibility from November to early January. There is a higher chance to spot whale sharks from March to June.

What to see

The highlights of Ningaloo Reef are majestic manta rays, whale sharks, dugongs, humpback whales, dolphins, and sea turtles that come to nest on the shore. There is also a large variety of creatures, which makes this site great for underwater photography.

Specials

  • Exmouth Dive Ningaloo

    Trip to Muiron Islands (2 Dives)

    This tour involves 2 dives at the best sites of the day. Dive Ningaloo likes to visit the less frequented sites and travel further to get to exclusive spots. Between dives we land on the beach for lunch and a look around on your own deserted island. Pick up from 8am, return 4pm approx. These two islands are located only 9nm from Exmouth. The Muirons are different to the west side of the peninsular in terms of coral life, even although they are located close by. Here there is an abundance of soft corals, gorgonians, and sponges fringing the edge of the islands and incredible fish life, turtles and sometimes mantas to inhabit it. Soft corals provide beautiful colours and movement in the water and also are a favourite of turtles, which are there in abundance. Many of the sites also have swim throughs, filled with glass fish and cod. Our favourite site is a beautiful drift dive between the islands. If nudibranchs are your thing, then you’ll love these dives!

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