DIVE THE PRISTINE NINGALOO REEF
Fantastic coral formations, whale sharks, manta rays, dolphins, humpback whales, nudibranchs, starfish and anemones are just some of the fascinating marine life inhabiting the waters of the Ningaloo Marine Park. Add to this the 250 species of coral and over 500 species of fish and you have a diver's paradise!
There are many world class diving sites accessible from both Exmouth and Coral Bay, with both diving and snorkelling tours that depart from Exmouth and Coral Bay to take you on the underwater experience of a lifetime. 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
Exmouth Navy Pier
The Exmouth 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 fish species recorded here, including big schools of trevally, barracuda and emperor, as well as highly photogenic specimens such as graceful lionfish, colourful angelfish, moorish idols and gargantuan Queensland gropers. 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. For many divers it is like diving in an aquarium.
The site is relatively shallow, with a maximum depth of around 15 metres. To help protect this marine haven, diver numbers are limited and all dives are guided to ensure maximum enjoyment of the site. As the pier remains a working defence facility, diving here can only be conducted with a licenced dive operator, for security and liability reasons. Click here to book your Exmouth Navy Pier dive.
Warm, tropical waters teeming with marine life surround these two uninhabited islands which lie just 9.8 nautical miles off the tip of the North West Cape. Both hard and soft coral gardens can be found here in water depths of 3-20m.
There are a variety of dive sites off the Muirons that provide an unforgettable experience. Note: Camping on the Muiron Islands requires permission from the Shire of Exmouth and the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW).
There are a number of excellent dive sites in the Lighthouse Bay, at the northernmost tip of the Ningaloo Reef. All dive sites in Lighthouse Bay feature pristine coral formations and an array of beautiful tropical fish, but each site here is unique.
For example, The Labyrinth has a turtle cleaning station, Gullivers has a manta ray cleaning station and Dibleys Drop-Off is an amazing deep dive location reaching 27 metres. Other popular dive sites in Lighthouse Bay include Blizzard Reef and Helga’s Tunnels.
The western side of North West Cape and the Ningaloo Reef includes too many sites to list. Some of the more famous ones include Hole in the Wall, Millyering Wall, Mandu Wall, Beverly Hills, Nicks lumps, Central Station and Colosseum to name but a few.
West side is where you will find the most amazing had coral formations and walls. If you were ever going to have chance a sighting something big like a whale shark or a humpback whale on a dive, this is the location it would happen.