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Ningaloo Whaleshark n Dive
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Swimming with whale sharks in Exmouth is a once in a lifetime opportunity not to be missed. Ningaloo Whaleshark n Dive's passionate whale shark interaction tour team will show you a whale shark experience you’ll never forget. We have no age restrictions – if you can swim, you can swim with whale sharks!
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I've lived in WA for 10 years and never bothered to do this before. My sister visited and we made the trip as tourists. My advice is... just go.

We picked this company because of the online reviews and it was a great choice and a great day out. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable and energetic staff on a really well equipped boat that looked brand new. We got picked up by a clean, air conditioned bus and driven to the jetty by a qualified Marine Biologist called Jess and Photographer, also Jess. Both clearly in love with their jobs and with a real interest in the experience and sharing that enthusiasm with the divers.

The group was a mixed bag of ages from 10 years through to 60. The ability ranged from timid swimmers to competent divers and everyone was equally accommodated.

The dives were supervised by spotters Jess and Nadia, both very reassuringly professional and strong swimmers. The safety boat was manned by the most laid back guy, Nathan who wore a smile all day. Skipper Frank worked the crowd and even turned the boat around when a hat went overboard. Jess the photographer was in the water for every dive.

The whole crew were legends. We had a quick orientation snorkel and six dives with the sharks. We all saw them up close. What really impressed me was the lengths the crew went to ensure everybody on board had that experience, to the point I saw Nadia dragging a guy through the water who had insisted he just couldn't do it. These guys will do everything they can to share something they love with you.

You only need to be able to swim a short distance and you will be closely supervised. If it gets too much the safety boat will whip you out of there.

We finished the day with more snorkelling in a calm lagoon teeming with life. We saw fish, sea slugs, octopus, rays, turtles, coral... it was just amazing.

The food was good and I felt safe, well informed, looked after and well satisfied. The staff ran around all day making sure we were looked after. Never once did I feel neglected or at risk and we came away buzzing. My son was the youngest diver on board at 10 and he had a blast. He's now talking about studying Marine Biology. One couple bought a 1 year old along who was fine and one lady just observed and still came away saying she had a great day.

We got a nice goody bag and look forward to picking up the complimentary photos taken by Jess.

Just a great day out. Loved it.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Spent 2 great days with them. I had to come back as we haven't been lucky, but even if we only had one dive with a whale shark, the crew has been great and made everything possible to be able to have an interaction with one. You'll also go snorkeling inside the reef, where you can possibly see reef sharks, stingrays, lion fish, dolphins....

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Great crew, good food/snacks, lost of information on the sharks. We had 2 snorkels along the reef within the lagoon before and after our swim with the sharks. Overall we swam with 4 different whale sharks which was a good day out!
One thing we really liked about Ningaloo Whaleshark n Dive was that they had 'Jess' a professional camera man and very experienced free diver who took many photos and provided them on a disk the next day free of charge! We had friends who went with a different company and found they wanted to charge them $70 to these images so for this reason alone we thought it was a nice touch.

Beware it does help to be a good swimmer, our first shark left approx half the swimmers behind. I'm 28 and didn't have many issues but some of the older visitors only jumped into the water 2-3 times. I think I would have jumped in approx 5-6. It doesn't detract from the day but just to be aware people were getting tired out quite quickly.

Highly recommended, and although there is a very hefty price tag it's certainly worthwhile, if only just once.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Aleks S
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

What a fantastic day. Cannot fault the customer service of this company. The boat is beautiful, large, spacious and perfectly set up. I would not hesitate to do this again!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Thank woods017
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing day snorkelling and swimming with whalesharks multiple times. The staff were extremely helpful and ready to help with sea sickness. Underwater scooters were awesome. Lunch was delicious and we enjoyed a glass of champagne. Free photos were an awesome addition to this amazing day. 10/10

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jodie647
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