With thousands of kilometres of coastline, hundreds of nearby islands, abundant and varied marine life, a mix of tropical and temperate climates and numerous shipwrecks just offshore, the diving and snorkelling in Western Australia is unbeatable.
World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef
Turtles, mantra rays, whale sharks and humpback are just some of the marine life living in this colourful, unspoiled coral reef system, considered by many as one of the great wonders of the world.
With over 19 shipwrecks in its waters, including the celebrated Batavia, expect some of the finest diving and snorkelling in Australia. Coral and fish abound in a rainbow of colour.
Albany is home to Seal Cove, full of fascinating southern black coral and brittle star. This sheltered cove is the perfect spot for a snorkel. Delight in the resident seals that laze on the nearby rocks.
An unspoiled, remote chain of coral atolls on the edge of a wide continental shelf, Rowley Shoal is revered for its colourful coral gardens, giant clams and schools of tuna and mackerel.
Great caves and ledges abound in Roe Reef at Rottnest, which has a limestone reef bottom covered in spongy and honeycomb corals. Oodles of wrasse, harlequin, fox fish and fiddler sharks make this a haven for diving and snorkelling.
Shoalwater Island Marine Park
This picturesque chain of limestone islands is surrounded by cavernous reefs teeming with sea stars, urchins, molluscs and fish. Bottlenose dolphins abound in the waters.
Marmion Marine Park
This pristine marine park is a diving and snorkelling paradise. Large schools of fish frantically feed on the reefs, which are littered with ledges, caves and swim-throughs. Crystal-clear lagoons abound here.
Busselton, an icon of the South West, has an abundance of marine life clinging to the jetty pylons, making this an ideal snorkelling spot. With quality reefs close to shore and endless fish and corals, this is widely regarded as one of the greatest artificial dives in the southern hemisphere.
A world-class underwater experience located off the coast of Onslow, where reef fish abound in crystal-clear, turquoise waters. The visibility here is second-to-none.
Montebello-Barrow Islands Marine Park
Explore Montebello Island and marvel at the thriving, multi-coloured underwater eco-systems in this archipelago of more than 250 islands, which is located off the Pilbara coast.