Ningaloo Reef Liveaboard 7 Night Expedition (Commences 1st April 2022)

from $5900 AUD

About your Ningaloo Reef Liveaboard Expedition

If you are wanting to access secluded, untouched reef and experience the world class scuba diving on Ningaloo Reef then this trip is a must do. Lady Ningaloo is equipped to run year-round liveaboard dive trips to the wonderful world heritage listed Ningaloo reef.

Over the duration of the trip you will visit numerous dive sites offering a wide variety of topography and depth range. This trip only caters for certified divers. Subject to weather conditions Lady Ningaloo expeditions will be travelling to two different areas of the Ningaloo. These are the ‘West Side’ and the ‘Muiron Islands’. Travelling the western side of the Cape Range peninsular is exposed to the ocean swells that travel from South Africa. You can expect visibility anywhere between 10m up to 40m depending on the time of year and weather conditions and depths range between 10-20m. The west side is where the whale sharks, humpback whales, manta rays, dugongs, spinner dolphins and orcas are usually sighted. The reef here is mainly made up of hard corals which are formed into large impressive structures and surge channels.

The Muiron Islands are located on the edge of the Exmouth Gulf. The Gulf is located on the Eastern side of Cape Range peninsular, and water flows into and out of the Gulf past the Muiron islands. This means there is an abundance of food in the water that makes the islands a soft coral paradise. Visibility at the islands is anywhere between 8-20m and depths range from 5-20m. The Exmouth gulf and the Muiron islands are predominantly known for the soft coral gardens and micro fauna such as Nudibranchs, however humpback whales and manta rays also use the protected waters to rest and feed.

Vessel caters to 18 guests providing 9 double/twin cabins

Highlights

Dedicated to the Certified Diver Liveaboard trip to Ningaloo Reef
Deep dives up to 40 metres
Up to to 25 dives (including night dives)
Amazing visibility, coral formations & marine life
Amazing dive crew and dive service

Diving details

Lady Ningaloo is a purpose built vessel featuring superior ensuite cabins, personalised air conditioning, restaurant quality meals, cocktail bar, dining room and hot tub on deck with a state of the art custom dive deck.  Your trip combines the most exciting dives you will complete on both the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea. If you did one dive trip this year then consider this ultimate diving adventure.

Vessel

Lady Ningaloo is a 82ft luxury vessel catering to certified divers. The vessel is the only luxury purpose built liveaboard departing from Exmouth.  The vessel features indoor and outdoor alfresco areas, cocktail bar and a hot water jacuzzi offering plenty of space to relax between dives. Indoor areas are air-conditioned and outdoor areas (excluding sundeck) are shaded and windproof.

Designed exclusively for scuba diving, the main dive deck boasts freshwater camera wash bins and camera tables with charging ports, nitrox compressors, access to toilet and hot showers, a dryer to dry your towels after each use and a spacious equipment set up area with tank holders.

 


Inclusions

  • Up to 25 dives (Includes 2 x night dives)
  • All dive equipment
  • Nitrox available 32% Nitrox.
  • In-water dive masters
  • All meals (breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner)
  • Drinks (tea & coffee, fruit juice, soft drinks, cold filtered water, glass of beer or wine with dinner)
  • Bedding and towels
  • Sunscreen
  • Fish and coral reference books

Optional Extras

  • Additional alcohol can be purchased
  • Camera (Olympus TG6)

Not included

  • Accommodation in Exmouth
  • Flights
  • Cost of dive medical – if required
  • Trip cancellation, interruption and COVID cancellation insurance
  • Travel insurance, also covering diving medical emergencies

Pricing

Option Price
Certified Diver $5900

Full Itinerary

Departs Friday

Board vessel between 3 – 4pm (orientation and introductions)

Depart Exmouth marina – 5pm.

Dinner 7pm.

Saturday – Thursday
7 am Dive 1
8:30 am Breakfast
10 am Dive 2
11 am Morning tea

Cruise to new area

12:30 pm Lunch
2 pm Dive 3
3 pm afternoon tea
4 pm Dive 4
7 pm dinner
(night dive offered on 2 nights) 6:30pm dinner. Dive 7:30pm.

Thursday – return to Exmouth marina by 5.00pm.

(Note, there is no 4th dive on the final day to allow for
return travel time and for adequate time for passengers flying out the next day)

Dinner on the final night is not included but will be arranged for the entire group on-shore.

NB: Possible to disembark vessel on Thursday evening

Friday – light continental breakfast 7am.

Disembark boat on by 9am.

  • What to bring
    ClothingThe temperatures in Nov- March are warm! Shorts and t-shirt all day and evening. Pack a
    warm top for cooler nights.
  • April – Oct are cool in the evenings and mornings so pack layers and a couple of warm sweatshirts
  • Swimwear
  • Sun protection – Hat, sunglasses and a light sun shirt
  • Dive gear (included in price but bring any of your own that you wish to use)
  • Toiletries and medication (soap, handwash and sunscreen are provided)
  • Camera (also available to hire)
  • Small backpack, water bottle and sandals – for any shore excursions
  • Luggage allowances onboard include: 1 x soft dive kit bag excluding tanks and weights. 1 x soft
    personal bag up to 20kgs. Soft bags are required to allow ease of stowage

FAQ

Due to the uncertainty created by COVID you may need to cancel a booking. In the event that there are travel restrictions which apply to your normal place of residence as a result of COVID at the date of cancellation. In these circumstances, if the cancellation occurs 30 days or more before the date of departure Dive Ningaloo will provide a credit note for the value of the non-refundable deposit valid for bookings made in the following 12 months for travel up to 24 months after the date of cancellation. The credit note is not redeemable for cash and is forfeited if not used prior to expiry. Travel insurance is recommended to cover cancellations occurring within 30 days of the tour, as refunds cannot be provided and the above terms and conditions apply.
Dive Ningaloo will endeavour to adhere to the advertised itinerary, but reserve the right to alter the itinerary or cut short the tour in the event of medical emergency, inclement weather conditions, or for reasons involving passenger, crew or vessel safety, at the sole discretion of the Master of the Vessel.
All guests are to complete our online PADI medical questionnaire which we will email you at the time of your enquiry/booking. Any persons answering ‘yes’ to any of the questions must obtain an appropriate medical clearance prior to arriving in Exmouth. We also recommend that all guests obtain dive medical clearance from a doctor trained in dive medicine, prior to joining the tour. Scuba diving is an exciting yet demanding activity and can be strenuous under certain conditions. A person with, but not limited to; coronary disease, a current cold or congestion, epilepsy, a severe medical problem or who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs should not dive. Dive Ningaloo reserves the right to refuse scuba diving activity on board. You acknowledge and agree that Dive Ningaloo may take your temperature prior to and during the course of the tour. Dive Ningaloo reserves the right to cancel your tour on the date of departure if you present feeling unwell, if your temperature is higher than 37.5o or you otherwise have cold or flu symptoms.
This is an adventure trip and Dive in Australia and Dive Ningaloo cannot accept any responsibility or liability for illness, accident, death, delay and property damage or loss. As a condition of joining any activity or tour each guest must sign the Liability Release & Assumption of Risk. If a guest refuses to sign the Liability Release & Assumption of Risk, Dive Ningaloo may cancel the booking and the terms concerning Guest Cancellations above will apply. We strongly recommend that you also purchase Evacuation and Medical cover for scuba diving.
A 20% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your booking.Full payment is due by 30 days prior to your travel date. No refund of the full payment is received once this has been paid and if there are any cancellations within 30 days of the tour departure.
Dive Certification: Proof of certification is required. All divers must have dived in the last 12 months.
It is not the policy for all dives to be divemaster led. A complimentary orientation dive to enhance and refresh skills, and all dives will have an in-water guide for added safety, however it is your responsibility to make sure your navigation and diving skills are adequate to self-guide on dives and that you safely follow all decompression limits. Dive site briefs include information with maps with topography, depths, currents & marine life.

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