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Our most recommended Western Australia Diving

Coral Bay: Ningaloo Reef Swim and Snorkel with Whale Sharks

1. Coral Bay: Ningaloo Reef Swim and Snorkel with Whale Sharks

Join this 8 to 9-hour whale shark safari aboard Thunder. This vessel has been designed for comfort and has a large area for seating and standing, both downstairs and upstairs, and a 360-degree view from the wheelhouse. It is the perfect way to experience one of the few places in the world where these big beautiful whale sharks choose to visit.  Your tour will begin at 7:30 AM. Take a short bus transfer to the jetty to board the vessel. Then, head out for your first reef snorkeling experience in the beautiful coral gardens. You will encounter numerous fish, reef sharks, and other marine species. After morning tea, your journey to the outer reef will begin. By this time, the spotter plane is already searching for your whale sharks and informing the crew of any other exciting marine life they have spotted along the way. The crew will do their best to allow you to experience as much wildlife as possible during the tour.  Once the spotter plane has found a whale shark, the boat will make its way to it. You will be split into 2 groups of 10 and take turns to swim with the whale shark. To ensure that the whale sharks are not disturbed at their natural habit, you are allowed a maximum of 1 hour of swimming time with them. The boat stops on the return journey for a second reef snorkel at a different site. To finish the day, you can celebrate with a glass of champagne and enjoy a fruit platter.

Snorkel with Sharks at AQWA

2. Snorkel with Sharks at AQWA

Plunge into the beautiful world of AQWA’s shipwreck coast aquarium and come face to fin with sharks, stingrays and hundreds of stunning fish.  Enter the 3-million liter shipwreck coast, Australia’s largest single aquarium, and be led on an amazing, underwater tour by a PADI qualified Divemaster. Have a close encounter with seven different species of sharks, loggerhead turtles, the world’s largest stingrays and schools of Western Australia’s most prized and precious fish, like dhufish, pink snapper, kingfish, trevally and more.

Diving with Sharks and Admission to AQWA

3. Diving with Sharks and Admission to AQWA

Plunge into the beautiful world of AQWA’s shipwreck coast aquarium and come face to fin with sharks, stingrays and hundreds of stunning fish. Qualified divers aged 15 and over can participate in this adventure — please note that you must possess a valid dive qualification. The tour takes a maximum of four people. You’ll enter the 3-million liter shipwreck coast (Australia’s largest single aquarium) and be lead on an amazing, underwater tour by a PADI qualified Divemaster. This guided dive is 30 to 45 minutes long and you also get free all-day general admission to AQWA. This is your chance to have a close encounter with seven different species of sharks, loggerhead turtles, the world’s largest stingrays and schools of Western Australia’s most prized and precious fish, like dhufish, pink snapper, kingfish, trevally and more.

Perth: Shoalwater Islands Snorkel, Wildlife & Seafood Cruise

4. Perth: Shoalwater Islands Snorkel, Wildlife & Seafood Cruise

Embark on a special sightseeing tour to 3 Shoalwater Islands. Spot local wildlife and check out the underwater world while snorkeling. Discover the ruggedly spectacular Marine Park onboard a comfortable vessel allowing for safety and enjoyment. Graze on a platter of seafood throughout the experience. Board the vessel and get ready to set off on a marine adventure you'll never forget. Look out for wild bottlenose dolphins, explore limestone reefs and rocky outcrops, get to know the local marine bird life, and frolic with the rarest sea lions in the world. All equipment is provided and the highly experienced crew will introduce you to snorkeling with an emphasis on safety and environmental awareness so you can make the most of your encounter. Head to locations with the best wildlife spotting opportunities in the Shoalwater Islands. Wild dolphins, rare Australian sea lions, pelican rookeries, and birds of prey are regularly sighted and the friendly crew will get you right in the action. Enjoy a gourmet grazing platter, including a delicious array of seafood, as you cruise. The activity concludes at the Mersey Point mainland jetty.

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What people are saying about Western Australia

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 8 reviews

We had an absolutely amazing experience with you guys and Thnks for looking after a couple of older wannabies on this trip And to come away with a priceless collection of photos from Alex certainly capped it all off for us Great memories to savour till the next time Highly recommended to anyone looking There are only 5 stars to mark but I would add several more Thanks once again Ray n Poh Sum

The experience was amazing made even more so by the awesome crew. I've never come across an entire crew who were all on a mission to make sure we had the best experience ever. Thank you all so much for your care, consideration, professionalism, fun and laughter. Well done!

Great day swimming with the whale sharks. Lovely knowledgeable staff, the boat had plenty of shade. Nice healthy lunch (some wholemeal rolls would have been appreciated). Excellent day

a fantastic experience the crew were fantastic and did everything they could to make the exoerience of swimming with a whale shark a dream come true

Swimming with the whale sharks definitely ticked a big one off my bucket list !!!! Truely amazing . The team in the boat were wonderful !