Dive Ningaloo – The Team - Dive Ningaloo

Dive Ningaloo – The Team

Taylor made for small groups…

Dive Ningaloo LogoDive Ningaloo is a small locally owned and operated business that has evolved from a lifetime of diving, snorkeling, boating, marine biology and conservation, and almost anything to do with the ocean really!

Dive Ningaloo prides itself in being a small, flexible dive school. Run by dive professionals with a real passion for what we do (we even dive on our days off!). We have been diving on the Ningaloo for over 20 years, and have the local experience and expertise to share with you.

Owner Kirsten, having dived around the world arrived in Exmouth and fell in love with the beauty and uniqueness of the Ningaloo Reef and, motivated by the lack of diving options for visitors to the Ningaloo, she established Dive Ningaloo. DN specialises in small groups, personal service, and of course adventure diving, in the best, remote and beautiful places. We aim to give visitors the best experience of the Ningaloo Reef, instead of diving in the same few dive spots, we travel to remote islands and explore untouched reef… The ultimate diving experience.

The Dive Ningaloo Team

Kirsten Sheppard

Dive Ningaloo -Kirsten– Owner, diving instructor.

Kirsten, aka ‘Shep’, was a qualified forensic psychologist before she realised where her true passion lay. She has a serious love of the ocean, and has been diving for 18 years around the world. In the water, Kirsten always feels at home and has a great eye for spotting even the smallest, weirdest marine life.

Kirsten has been instructing scuba diving for many years, is patient, makes learning fun. Most of all she loves to pass on her passion for the underwater world to others.

Professor Charles Sheppard

– CEO.

Charles is a world renowned coral reef ecologist and has dived on reefs around the world, but still the Ningaloo Reef is one of his favourite places to dive!

Awarded ‘Diver of the Year’ in the UK for bringing educational and conservation training to recreational divers; founder member of the Marine Conservation Society and author of 12 books on marine science.


Anne Sheppard

– Chief Environmental Officer

Anne has extensive knowledge in marine conservation and research, and is a passionate conservationist and marine science teacher, particularly able to advise on how to avoid potentially harmful intensive diving on marine habitats.  Her wealth of knowledge means that Dive Ningaloo can use strategies to continue ‘sustainable’ diving practices.

David Ross

– Skipper.

Dive Ningaloo - Dave

Dave has lived and skippered in the Ningaloo for 20 years and is incredibly experienced and knowledgeable both on the water and also in marine tourism.

Dave’s love for photography have taken him around the world, but he found that the Ningaloo really does have it all. Wide angle photography as there is plenty of big stuff as well as a macro photography paradise on the reef. As a result, he’s always looking for that perfect shot. From there he’s more than happy to take you to some of the best spots on the Reef –  for your own perfect shot.
Dive Ningaloo -DandK




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