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Ningaloo Reef
Ningaloo Reef
Explore 5,000 square kilometres of the largest and most accessible fringing reef on Earth – home to one of Australia’s top 10 dive sites, Navy Pier. In this World Heritage listed wonderland, you’ll encounter turtles, mantra rays, whale sharks, 500 species of fish and more than 300 varieties of coral. Check out Ningaloo Reef .

Abrolhos Islands
Abrolhos Islands
The 120 coral-fringed islands are rich in marine life and home to more than 20 shipwrecks, including the famous Batavia. Just 55km off the coast of Geraldton, this is a meeting place for a huge array tropical and temperate marine life. Plan your trip to the Abrolhos Islands .

Seal Cove
Seal Cove
This sheltered dive site near Albany, on the north side of Breaksea Island, is full of fascinating southern black coral and brittle star. But arguably, the stars of the show are the resident seals that laze on the nearby rocks. Discover Seal Cove near Albany.

Rowley Shoals
Rowley Shoals
More than 200 varieties of coral, 688 species of fish and magnificent giant clams make this pristine chain of coral atolls well worth making the overnight boat trip from Broome to dive or snorkel. Explore Rowley Shoals .

Rottnest Island
Rottnest Island
The reefs, caves and seagrass meadows of this Class A reserve, just a short ferry ride from Perth, are teeming with life. Here, you’ll find some of Australia’s finest shipwreck dive sites and snorkel trails, including Parker Point and the caves and ledges of Roe Reef. See more about Rottnest Island .

Shoalwater Islands Marine Park
Shoalwater Islands Marine Park
Home to WA’s largest colony of little penguins, the sheltered waters and reefs surrounding this chain of limestone islands are teeming with sea stars, urchins, molluscs and fish. You might even enjoy a close encounter with bottlenose dolphins and rare Australian sea lions. Learn about Shoalwater Island Marine Park .

Marmion Marine Park
Marmion Marine Park
Just off the coast of Perth's northern suburbs, between Trigg Island and Burns Beach, you’ll find a diving and snorkelling paradise of limestone reefs, ledges, caves, swim-throughs and crystal-clear lagoons filled with large schools of fish. Plan a visit to Marmion Marine Park .

Busselton Jetty
Busselton Jetty
The longest timber jetty in the southern hemisphere is also regarded as Australia’s greatest artificial reef. A snorkel or dive through the jetty pylons will reveal forests of vividly coloured sub-tropical corals and sponges, and an incredible diversity of marine life. Check out Busselton Jetty .

Mackerel Islands
Mackerel Islands
A world-class diving experience awaits in the clear turquoise waters and coral reefs of the Mackerel Islands, just off the coast of Onslow in the Pilbara region. The visibility in this untouched marine paradise is second-to-none. Find your way to the Mackerel Islands .

Montebello Islands
Montebello Islands
This archipelago of more than 250 islands is ranked among the most biodiverse marine environments in the world. Just 120 kilometres from Dampier, on the Pilbara coast, the blue waters and colourful reefs are teeming with life. Learn more about the Montebello Islands .

more Top 10 lists

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