Welcome to Ningaloo Reef WhaleSharks in Coral Bay, Western Australia. We are dedicated to providing you with unforgettable experiences swimming with whale sharks and humpback whales in season while exploring the magnificent World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef Marine Park. We sincerely hope you enjoy your time here.

The best time for seeing whale sharks in Coral Bay is between March and July each year when they routinely visit the area in conjunction with the reefs’ annual coral spawning. An abundance of the whale sharks’ favourite foods, krill and plankton, which congregate here on surface currents during that time keeps these magnificent marine megafauna coming back to the area year after year to feed and warm up in the warm waters along the Ningaloo Coast.

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As a fish, indeed the biggest fish in the ocean, a whale shark does not need to come to the surface to breathe like a marine mammal. In fact, it is believed they spend much of their time at great depths, sometimes over 1500m. We are privileged to experience the perfect conditions in Coral Bay every year which draw them here AND to the surface! We would love to take you out to see and swim with them.

Several species of whale can be seen on their annual migration path North from Coral Bay between July, and back South again to October each year. The most common species we see is the Humpback Whale. Orcas, Southern Rights, Minke and on rare occasions Blue Whales have also been observed on our Whale Watching Tours.

Experience the awe-inspiring spectacle of the playful humpback whales as they breach, spy-hop and tail slap their way to warmer waters to birth and raise their calves each year.

We would love to take you out for the opportunity to swim with the humpbacks and observe their fascinating behaviour in a wild setting.

The Ningaloo Reef has a huge variety of wildlife! Depending on the time of year, you can see from the boat and swim with WHALE SHARKS, HUMPBACK WHALES, and MANTA RAYS! There are over 260 different species of hard corals, many different reef sharks and turtles, as well as some of the healthiest remaining coral formations in the world. Come and explore it with us, every day is different so who knows what we will encounter today…

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Traditional Custodians

At Ningaloo Reef Dive we acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land. We pay our respects to the elders past, present & future. For they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Indigenous Australia.

In Coral Bay the traditional custodians are represented by the Bayungu people. They have many thousands of years of history in the area, their current interests include the ownership and running of Cardabia Station. We welcome you to the Ningaloo Marine Park, and hope you leave here with a better understanding of this fragile environment. We sincerely hope that you enjoy your time on the Ningaloo Reef.




Where Are We

Ningaloo Reef WhaleSharks is located in the beautiful resort town of Coral Bay,  Western Australia. Approximately 1200km north of Perth or 140km south of Exmouth, Western Australia. Coral Bay is right on the doorstep of the Ningaloo Reef, Australia’s only fringing reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest of its kind in the world, so you can snorkel the reef straight off the beach! 

The closest airport is Learmonth (Exmouth) and you can get here by either using the Coral Bay airport shuttle or by renting a car in Exmouth and driving down.

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