Shore Thing is one of the newest diving liveaboards in Australia and offers the only Ningaloo liveaboard dive trip.
Departing from Coral Bay in Western Australia the diving offers many reef dive sites suitable in all weather conditions.
With a full time PADI Dive Instructor as part of our crew we are able to offer the following PADI courses;
Become PADI Certified
If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts! Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.
To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be 12 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.
Complete your theory online and your practical dives under instruction from our experienced dive instructor on board Shore Thing!
Scuba diving activities are accommodated on all scheduled tours but our dedicated diving tours allow the tour to be tailored specifically to the expectations of divers.
Diving courses are offered on a regular basis each season, subject to demand. Please get in touch to find out when you can become PADI Open water certified.
Small Groups Only
Our Ningaloo Dive courses are ideal for small groups, couples or families. We focus on service, ensuring you have the best experience possibl. We only ever have maximum of 4 students per instructor. More often than not the courses can be arranged just for you to fit in with your liveaboard experience on Shore Thing.
PADI’s Online Training program is designed so that you can learn the academics at your own pace when it is convenient for you. You can complete the academics online prior to visiting Ningaloo.
In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank.
This is preferably completed prior to boarding your tour. Arrive in Coral Bay 1 or 2 nights prior to your tour and your dive instructor will arrange everything else. Once you’re fitted with your scuba equipment you can begin your confined water training. Your instructor will put into practice the techniques you learned in the academics program. Your training dives will be logged and approved by your instructor before you move on to open water.
Get ready to experience everything you’ve learned with the freedom of open water. As soon as your open water training dives are approved by your instructor you will be a certified diver. PADI Open Water Diver certification is recognized worldwide so your diving experiences will be limitless.