The waters along the untouched coast of the Kimberley and Pilbara regions are alive with a huge variety of corals and marine life, from colourful tropical fish to humpback whales, manta rays, dolphins and dugongs.
Whether you’re new to snorkelling or an experienced diver, the North West coast offers something from for everyone. Choose from easy snorkels to wall, cave, drift and wreck diving sites.
Rowley Shoals Diving and Snorkelling
The Rowley Shoals is made up of three untouched coral atolls lying 340 kilometres west of Broome. As a protected marine conservation park it is home to a wide variety of corals, fish, mollusks and other invertebrates, some of which are unique to Australia.
Dampier Peninsula Snorkelling
North of Broome the Dampier Peninsula coastline is about as untouched as it gets. There is excellent snorkelling directly off the beaches here.
Mackerel Islands Diving and Snorkelling
Located just off Onslow, the Mackerel Islands and surrounding reef system links the Ningaloo Reef in the south to the Montebello Islands in the north. The area is teeming with pelagic and reef fish, including the endangered grey nurse shark and the majestic whale shark. Water temperature varies from 22°C to 30°C and year-round visibility varies from 5 meters to 30 meters.
Dampier Archipelago Diving and Snorkelling
Of the 42 islands in the Dampier Archipelago 25 are protected as part of the Dampier Archipelago Marine Park, making them one of Western Australia’s best diving and snorkelling spots. Clear temperate waters offer great visibility and you may even enjoy a close-up encounter with a bottle nosed dolphin, manta ray, dugong or giant green turtle. Search for Dampier Archipelago diving and snorkelling tours.
Montebello Islands Diving and Snorkelling
Lying to the west of the Dampier Archipelago are Barrow Island and the Montebello islands, a group of 100 limestone islands with pristine white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. An important marine conservation area, these islands also offer excellent diving and snorkelling experiences.