Best Shark Diving in the World Australia

Discussion in 'Australia' started by AquaSportsInc, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. AquaSportsInc

    AquaSportsInc New Member

    Australia is best known in the diving world for the Great Barrier Reef. But, over the past decades, commercial diving, boating and fishing have eroded much of the reef to a deplorable state. Now the most pristine reef in all of Australia lies in remote Western Australia, which has not currently been overrun by commercial activity. This secluded reef is home to perhaps the most beautiful coral and abundant sea life on the planet. This underwater paradise is called Ningaloo Reef.
    Ningaloo reef skirts the edge of Western Australia, from Shark Bay in the North to the peninsula of Cape Range. Two towns within this area, Coral Bay and Exmouth, provide the origin points for most diving in that area. The reef itself ranges between 650 feet from the coast to about 4 miles from shore.

    Every March/April the coral spawns on Ningaloo, and it attracts the largest congregation of filter-feeding sharks in the world: the whale shark. At lengths of up to 44 feet, the whale shark is both the largest and most majestic fish in the ocean.
    Whale sharks are the largest cold-blooded animal in the world, and the species is said to be over 60 million years old. Their mouths are large and very impressive as they can be almost 5 feet wide on a single shark. But even the inexperienced diver has very little to worry about with this wonderful creature. Because they only eat plankton and other small organisms, they pose no real danger to humans, unless they accidentally bump a diver with their large tail fins. They are also very slow swimmers and do not travel faster than about 3 miles per hour.
    These sharks, in fact, are often interactive with divers and are considered to be quite playful with humans. Select dive specialists can bring divers up close and personal with these gentle giants to experience the best whale shark encounter on the planet.

    Aqua Sports, Inc.’s highly personalized, American-based dive operation takes one group of lucky divers to swim in and marvel at this once a year parade of giants.
     
  2. d360

    d360 Administrator

    This sounds like a fantastic dive. I've been wanting to do this for some time. I'll drop you a line when I make my Australia trip. Thanks for sharing

    Dan
     
  3. AquaSportsInc

    AquaSportsInc New Member

    My pleasure. Shark diving is amazing. Anyone who thinks of diving should try it at least once. Just being in the water with these creatures is awesome.
     
  4. garrys

    garrys New Member

    How would you get a diving license. And which one would you need. There are lots of diving licenses that are for all different depths. How deep do you dive?
     
  5. khushnumakd

    khushnumakd New Member

    hi there,

    Would you be able to recommend some reputed cage diving operators? I'm primarily looking for a 1-2 day trip? How is calypso charters?

    Regards,

    Khushnuma
     
  6. travelchic

    travelchic New Member

    Similar post found in http://www.destination360.com/forum/australia/2364-great-white-cage-diving.html ...
     
  7. patriciamd

    patriciamd New Member

    I'm not one to enjoy a dive knowing that there's a predator around me. I know it's quite a thrill for some but it's not for me.
     
  8. Trekie

    Trekie New Member

    This sounds good! I will enjoy my trip..
     
  9. Sarahchance

    Sarahchance New Member

    I have heard there is excellent Shark diving off the coast of Cairns Australia. Is this near the area you are talking about?
     
  10. triggersnappy

    triggersnappy New Member

    i saw the title and thought it was a question and was gunna say - well there's a placve in Manly, Sydney you can swim with sharks but dammmnnn! you guys sound really really good!
     
  11. Neon Eye

    Neon Eye New Member

    Is it recommended for the beginners?
     
  12. travelchic

    travelchic New Member

    Are these the ones with cages?
     

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