Ningaloo Reef and Western Australia

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Discover the best dive centers in Ningaloo Reef and Western Australia

Diving in Ningaloo Reef & Western Australia

With fewer amount of tourists and divers than other parts of the country, WesternAustralia is a vast patchwork of deserts and wilderness full of wonders and off-the-beaten-path dive sites! It comprises four major diving regions:

  • In the north, NingalooReef, a 300km long barrierreef, boasts a fascinating and vibrant marine biodiversity. Listed as a WorldHeritagesite by UNESCO in 2011, this area is home to no less than 250 different species of hard and soft corals, 700 species of fish and 14 species of whales! Departing from either Exmouth or CoralBay you can partake in a scuba adventure of a life time – following the trail of the whaleshark! Two different species of mantarays can be seen year round but with more chances of being spotted between May and September. Three different species of turtles also call this area home, in particular around CoralBay where they come to breed and nest. What ever you do, don’t miss out on the incredible dive sites; especially the pillars of the NavyPier, if you want to dive in low season. Famous for its incredible marine diversity, NingalooReef will delight shark fans, macro lovers and underwaterphotographers.

  • Further south, with a more temperate climate, are the AbrolhosIslands, full of old shipwrecks resting within the clear waters that surround the islands. Here divers can see the famous Bataviawreck, amongst others, that have been sent down below by the reef. Up to 90 species of seabirds and eagles are listed here. Sharks are also a common sighting around here...
  • In front of Fremantle and Perth, the capital of WesternAustralia, RottnestIsland is the perfect spot for diving trips within kelpforests. The topography of its beautiful coastline, jagged and full of caves and inlets is an idyllic place for sealions, dolphins, stingrays, sharks and even whales.
  • Finally, the picturesque town of Busselton, known for its 1.8 km wooden pier, is an interesting and beautiful divingspot with dense schools of fish, sponges, subtropicalmarine life and many invertebrates who have taken up refuge here.

Less famous than her big sister on the east coast 'The Great Barrier Reef', the WesternAustralian coast has a lot to offer, especially for divers who dream of tranquility... and whalesharks!

Diving in Ningaloo Reef & Western Australia

With fewer amount of tourists and divers than other parts of the country, WesternAustralia is a vast patchwork of deserts and wilderness full of wonders and off-the-beaten-path dive sites! It comprises four major diving regions:

  • In the north, NingalooReef, a 300km long barrierreef, boasts a fascinating and vibrant marine biodiversity. Listed as a WorldHeritagesite by UNESCO in 2011, this area is home to no less than 250 different species of hard and soft corals, 700 species of fish and 14 species of whales! Departing from either Exmouth or CoralBay you can partake in a scuba adventure of a life time – following the trail of the whaleshark! Two different species of mantarays can be seen year round but with more chances of being spotted between May and September. Three different species of turtles also call this area home, in particular around CoralBay where they come to breed and nest. What ever you do, don’t miss out on the incredible dive sites; especially the pillars of the NavyPier, if you want to dive in low season. Famous for its incredible marine diversity, NingalooReef will delight shark fans, macro lovers and underwaterphotographers.

  • Further south, with a more temperate climate, are the AbrolhosIslands, full of old shipwrecks resting within the clear waters that surround the islands. Here divers can see the famous Bataviawreck, amongst others, that have been sent down below by the reef. Up to 90 species of seabirds and eagles are listed here. Sharks are also a common sighting around here...
  • In front of Fremantle and Perth, the capital of WesternAustralia, RottnestIsland is the perfect spot for diving trips within kelpforests. The topography of its beautiful coastline, jagged and full of caves and inlets is an idyllic place for sealions, dolphins, stingrays, sharks and even whales.
  • Finally, the picturesque town of Busselton, known for its 1.8 km wooden pier, is an interesting and beautiful divingspot with dense schools of fish, sponges, subtropicalmarine life and many invertebrates who have taken up refuge here.

Less famous than her big sister on the east coast 'The Great Barrier Reef', the WesternAustralian coast has a lot to offer, especially for divers who dream of tranquility... and whalesharks!

Diving in Ningaloo Reef & Western Australia

With fewer amount of tourists and divers than other parts ...

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Best time to dive : Year round! The best season for diving on Ningaloo Reef is from April to September (whale-sharks, manta rays, sharks and whales). In the south, the best time to dive is from December to April ( stingrays and dolphins)
Water and air temperature :
Water and air temperatureJan.Feb.Mar.Apr.May.Jun.Jul.Aug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.
Air temperature38°37°36°33°28°24°24°26°29°32°34°36°
Water temperature24°26°26°26°26°24°23°22°22°22°23°23°
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Best time to dive : Year round! The best season for diving on Ningaloo Reef is from April to September (whale-sharks, manta rays, sharks and whales). In the south, the best time to dive is from December to April ( stingrays and dolphins)
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