Coast and Coral (10 Nights) Broome to Kimberley to Rowley Shoals & Return
Coral Atoll Cruise (Rowley Shoals) (5 Nights) Broome to Rowley Shoals and Return
Adventure South West (8 Nights) Perth/Esperance to Fremantle
Rottnest Escape (4 Nights) Fremantle to Rottnest Island and Return
enquire now

IMPORTANT NOTICE : Protocols for coronavirus precaution and management. Click here.

True North Crew Discovers Schooling Hammerheads

The TRUE NORTH dive crew can’t wait to introduce our Rowley Shoals guests to a brand new dive site – The Hardware, and not forgetting the site’s most impressive residents – large schools of hammerhead sharks.crystal clear oceanic waters

The shoals are known to support more than 300 species of fish and it’s not surprising that sharks are encountered on every dive.

It’s also not much of a surprise that with less than 200 divers visiting the Rowley Shoals each year, species such as grey reef sharks, silver tips, hammerheads, white tips, and tawny nurse sharks freely interact with dive groups. However, not satisfied with these close encounters of the ‘jaws kind’ the intrepid crew of the True North have long suspected that some as yet undiscovered dive site, might yield the ultimate underwater experience – swimming with schools of hammerheads.

With this ‘not for everyone’ ambition in mind, it was early in season 2002 when a True North dive party conducted a ‘big blue’ off a likely piece of outer reef. ‘Big blue’ dives are an exciting variation of more typical sport diving – conducted away from the outer reef, divers must use instrumentation to maintain orientation as they descend in crystal clear oceanic waters.

With no reef area to provide comfort, the experience always gets the adrenalin pumping! And this time the ‘big blue’ was to deliver something special – more than a hundred hammerhead sharks in a single school.

Since that first encounter, the True North crew has dived “The Hardware” numerous times and to date the site has delivered a 100% success rate for hammerhead sharks

Nov. 14, 2013

Kimberly names no.2 in Lonely Planet list

'Escape' October 28, 2013 9:01PM - Perthnow.com.au It's not surprising the Kimberley has been named in Lonely Planet's top 10 regions to visit in 2014. That's the opinion of Tourism Council of WA chief ex...

Read more
Jul. 23, 2020

New aviation partnerships provide welcome boost to WA’s north

Tourism WA has struck historic partnerships with Virgin Australia and Qantas to provide more than 50,000 affordable airfares to WA’s north over the next 12 months.

Read more
Apr. 25, 2018

Singapore Airlines flies new dreamliner in to Perth

The West Australian Government has welcomed Singapore Airlines’ newest Boeing 787-10 aircraft to Perth as its first Australian destination. The State Government has welcomed Singapore Airlines’ newest Boein...

Read more
Aug. 27, 2021

The Silver Lining

If there’s a silver lining to rolling border restrictions – perhaps it’s rare opportunity to make same year and even last minute arrangements to embark on a small ship cruise aboard the TRUE NORTH.

Read more
Nov. 29, 2013

CNN – True North in the top 10 world’s most adventurous cruises

TRUE NORTH features in CNN’s top 10 world’s most adventurous cruises! Come see it for yourself in 2014. (CNN) — “Cruising” — the word conjures up images of overflowing buffets, arm-wrestling at t...

Read more