Dive the Mackerel Islands, Western Australia

A huge underwater reward awaits for those who bring their own dive equipment and boat. 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 but best by  boat. Scuba sites ranging from 3-18m are located in close proximity to Thevenard Island and guests who bring their own dive equipment can easily access these. Dive equipment can be hire in the region with advanced notice through Pilbara Dive and Tours in Karratha.

Whether you’re a scuba pro, prefer to watch from the boat or prefer to drift along the reef 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 ‘home’ reefs, which are easily accessible from shore. These sites offer some great introductory snorkelling for those wishing to explore close to the beachfront and are especially fun for kids. Low tides 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. We encourage guests to bring their own special snorkel equipment, however their is a small selection of masks, snorkels and flippers on hire at our activity centre.

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Scuba Diving Mackerel Islands, Western Australia


Diving at the Mackerel Islands is an exclusive reward for those who bring their own dive equipment and boat. It 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. Departing from Thevenard Island, we have done the hard work for you  in finding such untouched sites for you to explore.

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