For the first time ever, we're offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience to join our team, and guest marine scientists, on an all-inclusive safari of the Ningaloo reef ecosystem in Coral Bay, Western Australia.
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Ningaloo Experience FAQs
Yes, there will be basic snorkel gear (mask, fins) and wetsuits provided if you require them. (Feel free to bring your own!)
Most of the marine interactions we are planning for this trip (e.g. mantas, sharks etc) require a certain level of agility that is impossible when carrying your scuba set. This Experience has been designed for snorkelers and freedivers from beginner to advanced levels. Should you be interested in scuba diving before or after our trip let us know and we will be delighted to share our local knowledge with you.
No certifications required!
Whilst the weather is always unpredictable, October in Coral Bay tends to be a very sunny and pleasant month with long bright days. To give you an idea, the average temperature this month is 25° and the average sunshine per day is 10 hours. Wildlife sightings and conditions will determine where we go and what we see each day. We are fortunate enough on the Ningaloo to have the shelter of the reef which protects us from ocean swells. This allows us a great opportunity to explore the endless coral gardens and sand flats inside the reef should the ocean conditions outside be unfavourable. The inside of the reef is also where we find the highest concentration of life on the Ningaloo and therefore your experience will not be degraded if we are unable to venture outside the reef. The Ningaloo region is known for its windy conditions from the month of November to January (“blowvember” to “blowuary”). Early October wind conditions can vary, however tours run consistently throughout this month and only extreme conditions would cause us to not be able to explore.
Yes the vessel has an onboard toilet and also has fresh, running water. (Plus food!)
Of course! This is what this trip is all about! We aim to give you all an experience that you would not receive as an ‘everyday tourist’. We are so fortunate to have scientists joining us on board the tours and in the evenings after to provide us with detailed knowledge on the environment that we are experiencing.
There won’t be WiFi in the house (it’s pretty remote up here!) but the two main networks that receive signals in the region are Telstra and Optus. There will be the ability to hotspot off one of our services if required.
We’ll assign based on a few factors, firstly gender (women with women), then we’ll consider age too. It won’t be just random. We’ll also ensure you are comfortable before we lock in your roommate.
Good question, not much! Flights/travel to Learmonth Airport are not included but we will pick everyone up from here at an agreed upon time on Monday 10th October (more to come here, keep reading).
We will be running a transfer from Learmonth Airport to the house in Coral Bay on Monday 10th October. This will leave from Learmonth to Coral bay at an agreed time (we will confirm this soon). Getting to Learmonth Airport is your responsibility and flights to Learmonth are not included in the trip cost. We will provide guidance on which flights to take to and from Learmonth very soo but if you have any questions about flights please email us. If you’d like to make your way to Coral Bay yourself (e.g. by driving), that is fine, but please arrive between 2-4PM on Monday 10th October (we can provide an address for a meeting spot).
We strongly recommend taking up travel insurance to cover you from unforeseen circumstances that may affect your trip.
You can find all trip pricing options in the PDF here (this is also linked above where you applied).
All prices are in Australian Dollars (AUD).
Good question! I think we started talking about this back in September last year. Then we decided to go for it in December. Tom has lived and worked on the Ningaloo for 6 years, so a lot of the knowledge going into this trip has been from his experience there! We can tell you more when we meet you!
Protect What You Love was founded on the Ningaloo Reef by a collective of wildlife enthusiasts to raise awareness and help protect the planet's vulnerable and most misunderstood wildlife and habitats. We felt that someone needed to help so we did.