Dive the Mackerel Islands, Western Australia

The ocean waters surrounding the Mackerel Islands boast a showcase of amazing sea life and untouched coral reefs. Located just north of the world heritage listed Ningaloo Reef and the Exmouth Gulf, a dive playground awaits for those who seek to discover new reef frontiers that have hardly been in contact with a human being!

Snorkel fringing reefs and bombies, accessible from the island or by hire boat. Scuba sites ranging from 3-18m are located in close proximity to Thevenard Island and guests can access these with their own boat, or pre-arranged dive charter for group bookings. Tanks can be refilled on Thevenard Island, and dive equipment can be hired with advanced notice.

Whether you’re a scuba pro, a reef rambler, seaside whale watcher or you prefer to drift along with a snorkel, the Mackerel Islands are where you’ll find an exhilarating underwater world.

Snorkeling Mackerel Islands, Western Australia


A variety of reef locations surround the Mackerel Islands, including our ‘house’ reefs, which are easily accessible from shore. These sites offer some great snorkelling for those wishing to explore close to the beachfront and are especially fun for kids. Low tides are common and make for a tranquil, enjoyable snorkel adventure to admire all the beauty and action under the sea, while friends and family can watch from their cabin’s outdoor entertaining area. You can hire masks, snorkels and flippers from our activity centre.

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Scuba Diving Mackerel Islands, Western Australia


Diving at the Mackerel Islands offers a chance to explore new dive sites teeming with a high diversity of corals and fish life. Most sites are between 3m and 18m and require a moderate level of experience. Thevenard Island is the main base, with all the essential facilities required for excellent dive expeditions. We provide a dive tank refill service from our PADI dive centre for guests who bring their own boat and dive equipment, or 3 night dive adventures from our charter boat for group bookings of 6 or more.

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