Ningaloo Reef Dive and Snorkel, Coral Bay - Experience Carnarvon

WA | Carnarvon

Ningaloo Adventure and Manta Ray Tour-Full Day
Approx Duration Approx 7 hours Sleeps From $185.00

Experience the unique opportunity to snorkel up close with our resident population of these amazing creatures, Manta Rays, and SCUBA dive or snorkel the world heritage listed Ningaloo Reef!!


What is included:

-PADI dive master or instructor guiding you to the best spots at the dive and snorkel sites 

-All of your equipment including full length or short wetsuits, mask/snorkel and fins (plus regulator, BCD, weights and tank if you are diving)

-Use of a spotter plane to help us locate the manta rays

-Lunch buffet on board, morning and afternoon tea and light refreshments including tea, coffee, cordial and fresh drinking water


What does the day look like:

The full day tour meets at 8:00am and returns around 3:30pm. We start by checking you in at our shop (Shop 8, Coral Bay Arcade) where we will provide you with all the equipment you need for the day. Then, we head down to the jetty on our buses to begin the days adventure! This tour includes 2 dives or 2 snorkels on the incredible Ningaloo reef. Here, we can see a variety of tropical fish, possibly turtles, sharks and definitely beautiful coral structures. In between the 2 dives/snorkels we head out into batemans bay, a sandy bottom bay and send our spotter plane out in search for manta rays. If we find mantas, you will then you will have the opportunity to snorkel with them! We will try our very best to get you as much time in the water with the manta rays. Once we have completed our manta ray interaction portion of the day we will cruise around the bay in search of other marine animals while the crew prepare lunch. We provide a buffet style lunch on board and can accommodate for any dietary requirements. Once we have filled our bellies, we head back over to the Ningaloo reef and enter the water for our final in water activity! We then head back to the jetty and finish the day back at the shop. 


Start times:

Start time for Snorkelers: 8:00am 

Start time for Certified Divers: 8:00am

Start time for Discover Scuba Diver or Refresher: 7:30am 


Information for divers: 

Our dive sites are beautiful coral reef dives that have a varied depth of 4m to 12m with our average depth being at 6-8m. As the Ningaloo Reef is a fringing reef, it is quite shallow all around but filled with spectacular coral structures and marine life. All of our dives are guided dives with maximum group sizes of 8, although we typically have smaller groups. Our dives are 45-50 minutes long and the average visibility in Coral Bay is 10-15m but can vary depending on conditions. The water temperature varies from 20C up to 26C in the summer and we provide full length 5mm wetsuits for all divers. 


Group discounts apply for 5 or more passengers. Contact us for more info.



COVID REGULATIONS 

  • All staff have completed the mandatory COVID-19 hygiene training and assessment and a minimum of one staff member on board the vessels will have completed the hygiene officer cours
  • New procedures have been implemented for all the tours and will be explained during the safety briefing on board our vessels
  • Maximum passenger limits have been modified to comply with the current government regulations and seating arrangements are put in place to adhere to social distancing
  • All surfaces will be regularly cleaned and sanitized throughout the day during our tours and in our shop
  • All dishes provided will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized with a food safe sanitizer after each use
  • All passengers are encouraged to make their own way to the jetty to minimize being enclosed in a small space on our bus. It is less than a five-minute drive from our shop to the jetty
  • All passengers are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottle and drinking cup for hot beverages. If you cannot provide your own, you will be allocated one drinking cup for the duration of the tour
  • All food provided will be pre-packed in individual servings

Whale Shark Adventure Tour
Approx Duration Approx 9 hours Sleeps From $420.00
  • All equipment rental, including a full-length wetsuit, included in price
  • All parks fees included
  • All staff are highly trained dive masters, instructors or bronze medallionists
  • This tour includes a morning snorkel on a beautiful coral garden and an afternoon snorkel if time permits
  • We operate our very own dedicated spotter plane to ensure you get the best chance of seeing a whale shark
  • Our onboard photographer provides you the opportunity to purchase your whale shark experience via a dropbox link! The ideal way to keep your memories forever.  


Swimming alongside the biggest fish in the world is simply an incredible encounter you are sure to always remember! Our dedicated crew are passionate about the conservation and research of the mystical creatures of the deep with our aim being your safety first and your time spent in the water swimming with these beautiful creatures.


This full day tour starts at 7:20, meeting in the dive shop to check in and collect all your snorkelling equipment for the day - including a full length wetsuit! We then take a 5 minute drive down to the jetty on our new, air-conditioned buses where we then embark one of our two fit-for-purpose vessels, each with ample room on the covered main deck to comfortably sit, move around and sight see as we cruise out to the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef.


Our first stop on the water is a guided snorkel at a beautiful coral garden area on the reef where you get the chance to see up to 250 species of corals and such marine life as colourful fish, sea turtles, stingrays, octopus, cuttlefish, reef sharks, amongst many many others! Once everyone is back aboard you can indulge in some morning tea as we head outside the reef in search for a whale shark! The pilot of our dedicated spotter plane will coordinate directly with our skipper to get you in the best position possible to see a whale shark. If we find a whale shark, you will have a chance to get in the water and swim alongside them.


Once back inside the reef, a delicious buffet lunch will be served. While you enjoy your lunch, we will begin cruising back toward Coral Bay as we endeavour to find as much marine life in the water as possible for your sight-seeing pleasure. The Ningaloo is host to many incredible animals that you may get the chance to view from the boat on this tour, such as dolphins, dugongs, manta rays, sting rays, sharks and whales!


In the afternoon we will go for another snorkel at yet another beautiful reef location if time permits.


This tour generally returns to Coral Bay between 4:30pm - 5:30pm but this can vary depending on the conditions of the day.


Please keep in mind that our dealing with wild animals in their natural environment are not predictable. Our commitment to you is that our crew will make every possible effort to ensure that you have the best experience possible, however we can not guarantee that we will see all or any of the wildlife mentioned. 


COVID REGULATIONS 

  • All staff have completed the mandatory COVID-19 hygiene training and assessment and a minimum of one staff member on board the vessels will have completed the hygiene officer cours
  • New procedures have been implemented for all the tours and will be explained during the safety briefing on board our vessels
  • Maximum passenger limits have been modified to comply with the current government regulations and seating arrangements are put in place to adhere to social distancing
  • All surfaces will be regularly cleaned and sanitized throughout the day during our tours and in our shop
  • All dishes provided will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized with a food safe sanitizer after each use
  • All passengers are encouraged to make their own way to the jetty to minimize being enclosed in a small space on our bus. It is less than a five-minute drive from our shop to the jetty
  • All passengers are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottle and drinking cup for hot beverages. If you cannot provide your own, you will be allocated one drinking cup for the duration of the tour
  • All food provided will be pre-packed in individual servings


We are not offering repeats or refunds on no sightings days at this time

Humpback Whale Adventure Tour
Approx Duration Approx 8 hours Sleeps From $390.00
An unforgettable experience awaits you out on the Ningaloo Reef with our experienced dive crew! We will endeavour to show you the best of the Ningaloo Reef, watch the incredible migration of the humpback whales through the area and get the opportunity to swim with them! 


  • Direct radio communication between our spotter pilot and your swim leader ensures we get you into the best possible location to see the whales!
  • Only company in Coral Bay to have maximum 2 swim groups - Gives you the most amount of time in the water with the whales!!
  • Two additional snorkels on the reef gives you the opportunity to see as much marine life as possible
  • Your knowledgable and passionate crew is composed of rescue - trained dive masters and instructors
  • Mask, snorkel, fins and full-length wetsuits are provided at no extra cost
  • Large undercover seating area offers a comfortable boat ride


** Partial refund of $150.00 for Adults and $130.00 for child if swim does not occur ** 


Our day begins at 7:20am in the shop where we check you in and give you your equipment. We then head down to the jetty to board our large, comfortable vessel and go exploring the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Ningaloo Reef. Everyone has the opportunity to get in the water for a guided snorkel on the reef where we may see sharks, stingrays, turtles and hundreds of fish! From here we head to the outer reef in search of humpbacks and with the help of our spotter plane we locate the whales and observe them in their natural environment. They may breach, slap their pectoral fins or any other number of different surface behaviours. 

If the pilot and skipper deem the whales to be exhibiting the right behaviour, an in-water interaction is possible! At this point those who have signed up for a swimming spot will be gathered on the back deck and with the help of our pilot, skipper and our waterproof radios we enter the water and swim as quickly but quietly as possible to see the whales. We stay in constant communication with the pilot through our radios to help direct the group to get the best chance at an interaction. Please note that humpback whales are highly intelligent creatures and we do not decide to swim with them, they decide to swim with us. Humpbacks are very curious creatures and they may swim right up to the passengers or they may swim past. An in-water interaction is defined as being in the water within the exclusive contact zone determined by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. 

While out on the outer reef we may spot other wildlife including whale sharks or manta rays, which we may have the opportunity to swim with! You never know what the Ningaloo Reef will have in store for you!

Once we have had our in-water interaction, we come back on the boat and a full lunch buffet is provided. Once we have all filled our bellies and time permitting we head back over to a beautiful spot on the reef for our second snorkel of the day. After we have seen all that we can of the beautiful reef and all the wildlife out there, we come back to land at approximately 4:00pm.

We are permitted a maximum of 14 swimmers on the tour so please decide carefully whether you will be a swimmer or an observer. All swimmers must be confident in snorkelling as this is considered an advanced snorkel. 

* an in - water interaction (swim) with humpback whales is defined as being in the water within the exclusive contact zone determined by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

Please note no refund or vouchers will be offered if no sighting while in the water occurs


COVID REGULATIONS 

  • All staff have completed the mandatory COVID-19 hygiene training and assessment and a minimum of one staff member on board the vessels will have completed the hygiene officer cours
  • New procedures have been implemented for all the tours and will be explained during the safety briefing on board our vessels
  • Maximum passenger limits have been modified to comply with the current government regulations and seating arrangements are put in place to adhere to social distancing
  • All surfaces will be regularly cleaned and sanitized throughout the day during our tours and in our shop
  • All dishes provided will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized with a food safe sanitizer after each use
  • All passengers are encouraged to make their own way to the jetty to minimize being enclosed in a small space on our bus. It is less than a five-minute drive from our shop to the jetty
  • All passengers are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottle and drinking cup for hot beverages. If you cannot provide your own, you will be allocated one drinking cup for the duration of the tour
  • All food provided will be pre-packed in individual servings

Outer Reef Double Dive
Approx Duration Approx 5 hours Sleeps From $220.00

The Ningaloo Reef is approximately 260km long and is one of the largest fringing reefs in the world! It supports an abundance of fish (500 species), hard and soft corals (300 species), molluscs (600 species) and many other invertebrates. 

Come experience the best of the Ningaloo Reef on this adventurous deeper dive on the outer parts of the reef. Our highly skilled skipper and crew know the best spots on the reef to show a totally different side of Ningaloo. Experience the surreal topography of the untouched reef where you can see vertical walls, overhangs covered in soft coral, boulders and massive coral formations! A myriad of sharks may curiously come and visit, turtles, stingrays and possibly even a couple of manta rays. 

Meet times: 

  • 7:40 for Advanced Open Water Divers
  • 7:30 for Open Water Divers participating in their Deep Adventure dive

We meet at the dive shop in the morning where we check you in, give you your dive equipment and complete paperwork. We will then transport you to the dive boat, set up dive gear, give briefings and steam to the outer reef. We will complete two dives with a surface interval of around an hour between. Food will be provided, and depending on the conditions of the day, we will be back on land by approximately 3pm. 

To participate, you are required to hold an advanced Open Water certification and at least 10 logged dives. 

Only hold an open water certification? No problem!! For an additional $25 you can join an instructor on your deep adventure dive, which will contribute towards your PADI Advanced Open Water certification in the future.


COVID REGULATIONS

  • All staff have completed the mandatory COVID-19 hygiene training and assessment and a minimum of one staff member on board the vessels will have completed the hygiene officer course
  • New procedures have been implemented for all the tours and will be explained during the safety briefing on board our vessels
  • Maximum passenger limits have been modified to comply with the current government regulations and seating arrangements are put in place to adhere to social distancing
  • All surfaces will be regularly cleaned and sanitized throughout the day during our tours and in our shop
  • All passengers are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottle and drinking cup for hot beverages. If you cannot provide your own, you will be allocated one drinking cup for the duration of the tour
  • All dishes provided will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized with a food safe sanitizer after each use
  • All passengers are encouraged to make their own way to the jetty to minimize being enclosed in a small space on our bus. It is less than a five-minute drive from our shop to the jetty
  • All food provided will be pre-packed in individual servings
Ningaloo Adventure and Manta Ray Tour- Half Day
Approx Duration Approx 5 hours Sleeps From $150.00

Experience the unique opportunity to snorkel up close with our resident population of these amazing creatures. Our prices include a certified PADI Dive Master or Instructor guiding you at the snorkel sites, our spotter plane used to search for the manta rays, refreshments & snacks throughout your tour including tea, coffee, cordial and fresh drinking water.

All of your equipment is supplied including wetsuits, mask/snorkel and fins. 

The half day tour meets at 8:00am and returns around 1:30pm. This tour begins in our dive shop where we provide you with all the gear you need such as mask, snorkel, fins, and a full length wetsuit for snorkelling as well as BCD, regulators if you are diving. We then head to the reef for our first in water activity, if you are snorkelling we will spend 40 minutes snorkelling the reef and if you are diving then you will have a guided dive of 45-50 minutes. Once we have finished our first in water activity we will provide morning tea and head to the area where we typically find manta rays. At this point our spotter plane heads up in the air in search of one of our resident mantas! If the plane finds one, we will get the opportunity to snorkel with them! We will spend as much time as possible with the mantas and once finished we will slowly cruise around the bay in search of other wildlife we can spot from the boat. We will then head back to the jetty for approximately 1:30pm where our buses will take you back to town to finish the day. 




COVID REGULATIONS 

  • All staff have completed the mandatory COVID-19 hygiene training and assessment and a minimum of one staff member on board the vessels will have completed the hygiene officer cours
  • New procedures have been implemented for all the tours and will be explained during the safety briefing on board our vessels
  • Maximum passenger limits have been modified to comply with the current government regulations and seating arrangements are put in place to adhere to social distancing
  • All surfaces will be regularly cleaned and sanitized throughout the day during our tours and in our shop
  • All dishes provided will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized with a food safe sanitizer after each use
  • All passengers are encouraged to make their own way to the jetty to minimize being enclosed in a small space on our bus. It is less than a five-minute drive from our shop to the jetty
  • All passengers are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottle and drinking cup for hot beverages. If you cannot provide your own, you will be allocated one drinking cup for the duration of the tour
  • All food provided will be pre-packed in individual servings