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Dive Review of Sail Ningaloo in
Australia/Ningaloo/Western Australia

Sail Ningaloo: "Interesting diving in Western Australia", Mar, 2023,

by Alice Ribbens, MN, US (Contributor Contributor 18 reports with 17 Helpful votes). Report 12411.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments We had wanted to go to Ningaloo for awhile. After a trip planned by some friends was rescheduled due to Covid, we were able to join them. Our trip was also rescheduled due to Covid, but finally occured in March 2023. We spent ~3 weeks in Western Australia, a few days south of Perth and then making our way up the coast to Ningaloo, diving with Sail Ningaloo at the end of the trip. While the diving was very interesting, I don't know that I would do this trip again unless I happened to be in Australia or Western Australia for a different reason. (The diving in Ningaloo is very very different than the GBR.)

Sail Ningaloo is a class operation. They were very responsive to all of our questions and inquiries ahead of time. They also arranged hotel rooms for all of us on the nights before and after the boat, arranged airport transport, and stored a bunch of extra luggage for us while we were on the boat.

Their liveaboard Shore Thing is a catamaran and it's a small boat. Definitely the smallest of the 25 liveaboards I've been o ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Komodo, Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, Philippines, Maldives, Palau, GBR, Fiji, British Columbia, Monterey, Puget Sound, Hawaii, Bonaire, Turks & Caicos, Caymans, Honduras, Belize, Cozumel, Akumal, Sea of Cortez, Lake Superior, Solomon Islands, St. Croix, St. Vincent, Socorro, Cuba, Lembeh etc.
Closest Airport Learmonth Getting There We flew to Perth and spent time driving up the coast. Flew back to Perth from Learmonth.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 23-26°C / 73-79°F Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 10-30 M / 33-98 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Dives limited to 50 (sometimes 60) minutes
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments See above about rinse buckets. There were no dedicated charging areas. You could charge things in the salon or in your room. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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