Located at Exmouth on Western Australia's Coral Coast, Three Islands Whale Shark Dive is a marine eco-adventure tour company with a focus on excellence in customer service, satisfaction and safety. We specialize in whale shark snorkel adventure tours on Ningaloo Reef between mid-March and mid-August.
Three Islands have been proud finalists in the Western Australian Tourism Awards for the last five years running and medal winners on four occasions, an achievement we are very proud of.
Established in 1997 the business is certified by the National Tourism Accreditation Program (WA) and Eco-certified Ecotourism accreditation.
It is our aim to educate and share our knowledge and understanding of the whale sharks and marine life of Ningaloo Reef with those who join us. Our friendly and experienced staff love to share their knowledge of the marine environment while ensuring each tour is fun, safe and informative.
From courtesy pick-up to drop-off your tour includes everything – delicious meals, high quality snorkel gear and wetsuits, a complimentary DVD, support from friendly, qualified staff, EXCLUSIVE spotter planes to locate whale sharks and, very importantly, a safety support vessel in the water at all times.
Your safety is our priority so we feel it is essential to have a safety zodiac on standby at all times when guests are in the water. A qualified staff member is always on watch in the safety tender, ready to help any swimmers who require assistance. Prescription masks, buoyancy vests, noodles, and lifejackets are available for those who like a little extra security.
A maximum of 20 guests can participate in the tour with ten snorkelers in the water at a time with a whale shark.
A videographer is on board to film the day and creates a daily complimentary DVD as a lasting memento of your whale shark experience ready for pick up from our office the following morning (1 DVD per booking group).
Non-swimming observers are also welcome aboard the comfortable 17 metre vessel with its large shade deck area. Observers are welcome to participate in the reef snorkels at no extra cost and upgrades to the whale shark swim can be made on board.
All guests are welcome to participate in Ecocean's photo ID program by submitting "their" whale shark to the Ecocean whale shark library for identification. Interpretive material on whale sharks is readily available for guests to learn more about whale sharks and the knowledgeable staff, who have all participated in the Department of Environment and Conservation Whale Shark Interaction Course, are more than happy to share information and answer questions on whale sharks and the marine environment.
Epic, epic, epic. These fish were so majestic and comfortable to swim close to us. It's a pity they're not protected throughout the world. Experience of a lifetime!Eddie B
Whale sharks often swim close to the surface but can also dive to depths greater than 1000 metres.
Snorkeling with a whale shark on Ningaloo Reef is an awesome experience. One of the most unique snorkeling experiences is a whale shark snorkeling tour on Ningaloo Reef with Three Islands Whale Shark Dive. For some tour participants snorkeling alongside a whale shark is a life changing experience. While snorkeling with a whale shark during the tour guests can swim 3 metres from the side of the whale shark and 4 metres from the tail. All snorkeling gear is supplied on the whale shark tour. It is a good idea to have some snorkeling experience but if guests cannot snorkel, staff will give snorkeling lessons. Snorkeling is easy and very relaxing, just breathe through the snorkel. While snorkeling on Ningaloo Reef amazingly colourful tropical fish can be seen swimming amongst the corals. There are many different varieties of fish and corals to see while snorkeling. Three Islands Whale Shark Dive always start the whale shark adventure with a guided snorkeling tour on Ningaloo Reef. The participants can try out their snorkeling gear while snorkeling on the reef. When snorkeling alongside a whale shark it is easy to see the whale shark because it swims just below the surface.
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