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Dive into the Magic of Ningaloo Reef: Whalesharks, Mantarays, and Unforgettable Adventures Await

There's something truly magical about Ningaloo Reef. From the moment I first set eyes on the famous Ningaloo blues—the stunning, vibrant hue of the water—I was hooked.

The pristine, healthy coral, the diverse marine life, and the charming town of Exmouth all came together to create an unforgettable experience that I couldn't wait to share with others.

Now, we're thrilled to announce our 2025 Ningaloo Reef expeditions, offering you the chance to embark on this bucket-list adventure. Whether you're a seasoned freediver or an enthusiastic snorkeler, our carefully curated trips promise an experience like no other.

Why Ningaloo Reef is a must visit

Ningaloo Reef, located off the coast of Exmouth in Western Australia, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the world's largest fringing reefs. Unlike the more famous Great Barrier Reef, Ningaloo's proximity to the shore means you can start exploring its wonders just moments after stepping into the water.

Here are just a few reasons why Ningaloo Reef should be at the top of your travel list:

1. Incredible Marine Biodiversity

Ningaloo Reef is home to an astonishing array of marine life. From majestic whalesharks and graceful mantarays to vibrant coral gardens teeming with life, every dive and snorkel session offers the chance to encounter something extraordinary. The reef supports over 500 species of fish, 300 species of coral, and an array of other marine creatures, making it a true underwater paradise.

2. The Famous Ningaloo Blues

The water around Ningaloo Reef is renowned for its striking blue color, often referred to as the "Ningaloo blues." This vivid hue is a result of the clear, unpolluted waters and the abundant sunlight that bathes the reef, creating perfect conditions for underwater visibility and photography.

3. Spotter Planes and Unique Wildlife Encounters

Ningaloo offers many awe-striking marine interactions, the most iconic of which are the whaleshark and mantaray swims.

With spotter planes calling out locations of Ninagloos marine life, you are almost guaranteed to witness something epic every single time.

This ensures that we can maximise our chances of swimming with these incredible creatures. Unlike other destinations in the world, this method has little impact on the animals natural behaviours.

Imagine the thrill of seeing a giant whaleshark glide gracefully through the water or watching a mantaray perform its acrobatic underwater ballet.

Some operators, including the one's we have partnered with, also have a permit to let us swim with humpback whales, and between the months of June and October, you never know what opportunities will arise.

4. Healthy, Pristine Coral & Vibrant Ecosytems

Ningaloo Reef boasts some of the healthiest coral in Australia. Unlike other reefs that have suffered from bleaching and degradation, Ningaloo's coral gardens are vibrant and thriving. This makes it an ideal destination for divers and snorkelers who want to experience the beauty of untouched marine ecosystems.

5. Swimming with Humpback Whales

We are excited to announce that our operator now has the permit to swim with humpback whales if we encounter them during our expeditions. This rare opportunity adds another layer of excitement and wonder to our trips, allowing you to get up close and personal with these gentle giants of the sea.

The Charming Town of Exmouth

Your adventure begins in Exmouth, a quaint and welcoming town that serves as the gateway to Ningaloo Reef. Exmouth offers a perfect blend of laid-back coastal charm and vibrant community spirit. Here, you'll find everything you need to prepare for your expedition, from cozy accommodations and delicious local eateries to friendly locals who share your passion for the ocean.

Sustainable and Ethical Tourism

We believe in responsible and sustainable tourism. Our expeditions are designed to minimise disruption to the natural behavior of the marine animals we encounter. We do not use chumming or any other methods that could harm the ecosystem. Instead, we focus on respectful interactions, allowing these magnificent creatures to continue their lives undisturbed while giving you an authentic and awe-inspiring experience.

What to Expect on Our Ningaloo Reef Expeditions

(Photo credit: Kings Reef, our Operator partner)

Our 2025 Ningaloo Reef expeditions are designed to provide an immersive and comprehensive experience, blending adventure, education, and relaxation. Here's what you can look forward to:

Itinerary Overview


  • 2 - 6 July, 2025

  • 9 - 13 July, 2025

Day 1: Welcome and Warm-Up

  • 9:00 AM: Join us for a warm meet and greet.

  • 9:30 AM: Introduction to freediving workshop—improve your breath-hold techniques.

  • 10:00 AM: Fun shore dive

  • 12:00PM: Lunch/freetime

  • 2:00 PM: Check-in to your accommodation.

  • 3:00 PM: Workshop - TBA

  • 6:00 PM: Group dinner and kick off the adventure.

Day 2: Whaleshark Adventure

7:00 AM: Shuttle bus pick-up.

7:30 AM: Scenic tour of Exmouth.

8:30 AM: Depart the dock.

9:30 AM: First dive—swim with whalesharks.

10:30 AM: Morning tea on the boat.

12:00 PM: Lunch while enjoying the views.

1:00 PM: Second dive—more time with whalesharks, checking-out hidden gems, and jumping in the water with anything we see along the way.

3:30 PM: Return to shore.

4:00 PM: Free time to explore or relax.

6:00 PM: Family-style dinner to share stories and experiences.

Day 3: Ningaloo Reef Glass Bottom Boat and Snorkel Trip

7:30 AM: Shuttle bus pick-up.

8:00 AM: Depart for the glass bottom boat tour.

9:00 AM: First snorkel—explore the vibrant reef.

10:00 AM: Morning tea on board.

11:00 AM: Second snorkel session.

1:00 PM: Return to shore.

2:00 PM: Lunch and free time to unwind.

3:30 PM: Underwater photography and editing workshop by @brodiewmedia.

5:30 PM: Sunset at the lighthouse

7:00 PM: Dinner at a local venue, enjoying the local cuisine.

Day 4: Mantarays and Coral Bay Adventure

6:30 AM: Early shuttle bus pick-up.

8:00 AM: Arrive at Coral Bay.

8:15 AM: Boat departure for the day's adventure.

10:00 AM: First dive—swim with mantarays.

12:00 PM: Lunch on the boat.

1:00 PM: Second dive—explore the reef and swim with any marine life we may come across...this is the opportunity to jump in with tiger sharks

3:00 PM: Return to shore and head back to Exmouth.

4:00 PM: Free time to relax or explore.

6:00 PM: Final dinner and afterparty to celebrate the journey.

Day 5: Wrap-Up and Farewell

6:45 AM: Morning breathwork session.

7:45 AM: Farewell breakfast at a local café.

10:00 AM: Check-out and departure.

Included Adventures and Amenities

  • Private Boat Charters: Enjoy three private boat charters, giving you exclusive access to the best spots on the reef.

  • Whaleshark Swims: Swim alongside the gentle giants of the sea with one of Ningaloo’s leading operators. Spotter planes are in the air to maximise your chance of seeing them.

  • Mantaray Experience: Experience the grace and beauty of mantarays with an experienced skipper guiding you.

  • Diving with Tigersharks: One of the boat's is the only operator that will let you swim with tigersharks, if it is deemed safe to do so!

  • Possible Humpback Whale Swims: Two of our operators have permits to swim with humpback whales. If the spotter planes spot humpback whales and the crew give the go ahead, we will have the chance to swim with these majestic animals.

  • Freediving Instruction: Receive professional freediving instruction, perfect for both beginners and experienced divers.

  • Accommodation: Four nights of comfortable accommodation with breakfast included.

  • Gear Hire: All necessary gear is provided, ensuring you have everything you need for your underwater adventures.

  • Meals: Lunch and snacks are provided on all boat days, keeping you energised and ready for action.

  • Transfers: Convenient bus transfers to the harbour on boat days.

  • Sunset Adventure: Enjoy a serene and picturesque sunset adventure.

  • Workshops: Participate in workshops on freediving, underwater photography, and video editing led by Brodiewmedia.

  • Daily Sessions: Engage in daily breathwork and stretching sessions designed for freediving.

  • Professional Photography and Video Package: Capture your memories with a professional photography and video package.

Join Us for the Adventure of a Lifetime

(Photo credit: Kings Reef, our Operator partner)

Our Ningaloo Reef expeditions are more than just a trip—they're an opportunity to connect with nature, like-minded people, and tick off your bucket-list - creating memories to last a life time.

Whether you're swimming with whalesharks, exploring coral gardens, or simply soaking up the sun on a pristine beach, every moment of this journey is designed to inspire and amaze.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity. Our 2024 trips sold out quickly, and we expect the same for 2025.

Dive into the Magic of Ningaloo Reef: Whalesharks, Mantarays, and Unforgettable Adventures Await.

Register for our pre-sale now and save $500 on your booking. Secure your spot and get ready to dive into the adventure of a lifetime!

Experience the magic of Ningaloo Reef with us. We can't wait to share this incredible journey with you!


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