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“Had a whale of a time!”
Review of Ningaloo Blue Dive

Ningaloo Blue Dive
Ranked #2 of 37 Tours in Exmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Come and experience the majestic Ningaloo Reef with Ningaloo Blue! Swim with the mighty Whalesharks, and HumpbackWhales,catch and watch the awesome humpback whales at play and be amazed by the graceful manta rays. We here at Ningaloo Blue pride ourselves on giving you a lifetime experience!Our tours boast quality, comfort and the ultimate in customer service and are all inclusive! To swim with a Whale Shark and Humpbackwhale is a once in a life time experience; you will never ever forget it! Extended ‘no sighting policy’ offered on whaleshark.
Reviewed 4 April 2017

One of the highlights of my life! The tour was really well organised. The staff, Brad, Matt, Dani, Chrystal and Cat were well-informed and gave us lots of info on not just whale sharks but other marine life too. It was quite an experience to see these massive creatures gliding by within metres of us. Swimming along with such a majestic creature was an amazing experience. But it wasn’t just whale sharks – the other snorkelling was terrific too – lion fish, octopus, reef sharks, turtles etc etc. And with a professional videographer on board we don’t just have memories but great shots and video of the experience. A totally thrilling and fulfilling day!

1  Thank Sharon P
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

We had the most magnificent time with the team on Wednesday 29th March 2017.
It was absolutely perfect. Everyone on board was amazingly helpful and very welcoming.
We were lucky enough to see some orcas!
I mean could the experience get any better? I don't think so!!
Thank you so MUCH! we couldn't have asked for a better day. We will be back!!

1  Thank jessicabird51
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Collect from the hotel by cheerful friendly staff and looked after all day. Swam with the Whale Sharks which was an unforgettable experience, enhanced by the knowledgeable staff who were there to guide you throughout the adventure. Beautiful plentiful food supplied all day and the onboard photographer took in water and onboard photos throughout the day. Do not miss this well organised, rewarding trip.

1  Thank Kerry W
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Pick up/drop off from accommodation made the whole day begin/end smoothly.
Snorkel inside the reef to start the morning was wonderful. We saw a stingray, pufferfish, lionfish, nudibranch galore, and a multitude of colorful corals.
The seas can be a bit choppy outside the reef, so be prepared if you are prone to sea sickness. The quest for whale sharks was about 3 hours in the chop, but it was worth the ride.
We had four swims with the gentle giants, and each one was exhilarating. They have a slow, almost lazy tail stroke, but they move fast in the water! Be prepared to kick vigorously to keep up.
Whale sharks will periodically dive beneath the shallows out of sight, marking the end of your swim along and the start of a new search for the vessel.
Ningaloo Blue staff provided excellent service: operating the vessel, equipping our gear, catering snacks/tea/coffee & a delicious lunch, providing information about marine life, and documenting the trip. I purchased the video/photo package from the day's adventure and was not disappointed. If you want the whale shark experience, Ningaloo Blue will deliver above and beyond.

1  Thank C W
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Went out on 16th March, on what has to be a perfect day on the water, the weather was amazing with no wind which helped! The crew, Brad, Matt, Chrystal, Dani and Cat (videographer) were all brilliant people, full of knowledge and very approachable.
The during the courtesy bus ride Dani provided lots of information as we travelled to the boat ramp, highlighting interesting things out the window. Once on the boat there was the usual safety briefing and everyone was fitted out with quality snorkel equipment.
The morning consisted of a drift snorkel session inside the reef, giving everyone a chance to get used to the equipment. There were plenty of fish to see.
Following that as we made our way out of the reef into open ocean, we were given a talk on how the interactions with the whale sharks would be done. A selection of pastry type snacks were laid on, hot and cold drinks available too.
We had a total of 5 whale sharks which we snorkelled with, 10 people at a time and a spotter/guide in the water with the group to show us where the Whale Shark was. It was truly amazing getting to swim with these majestic creatures. We even got to see them gorging on clouds of krill. There was no pressure to enter the water, some guests chose to stay on the boat during some of the interactions and the view was spectacular from here too!
Lunch buffet was provided.
On the trip back inside the reef for the afternoon snorkel, we saw plenty of dolphins, turtles and other marine life, the boat was stopped a few times so everyone could see them. the afternoon snorkel was nice and relaxing way to finish off the day.
Over all a fantastic day out, with a great bunch or professional staff, well worth the money... Seriously considering another trip later in the year!
Also really recommend buying the video of the day, some really good footage capturing the atmosphere of the trip as well as stunning video of the Whale Sharks.

Thank spikeUK1982
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