Exmouth and Ningaloo's Scuba Diving

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. This place is very popular among divers because of the whale shark migration. Exmouth's impressive coastline includes a full range of reefs. It is known as a Mecca for snorkeling and diving, amazing everyone with its landscapes. Exmouth is the "gate" leading to the famous Ningaloo Reef — the only large reef in the world, located very close to the shore (only 100 m away). This is a wonderful underwater land, home to many inhabitants, including dolphins, manta rays, turtles, and humpback whales. Divers can explore caves, a naval pier, rocky ledges, overhangs and coral gardens.

Getting There

Exmouth is located quite far from any major city. The easiest way to get here is by air. The airport, which receives domestic flights, is located at a distance of 35 km from Exmouth in Learmonth. If you have time, you can go on a road trip by car or bus from Perth.

Dive Shops in Exmouth


Exmouth has a hot climate. Summer lasts from November to March and is characterized by an average air temperature of +34 °C. In winter (May to August) it is +23 °C. The water temperature stays at +23 °C in winter and around +28 °C in summer. Diving is possible all year round, as there is no rainy or monsoon season. Visibility is on average 15-20 m, and currents are 1-2 knots.

Dive Spots near Exmouth

Exmouth Navy Pier is considered to be one of the best shore diving sites in the world. There is an abundance of different sea creatures: grey nurse sharks, giant turtles, and large cod.
The Muiron Islands are located 10 km from the coast. The local gardens of soft and stony corals impress with their colours and shapes, and the 3 m high boulders hide the abundant marine life.