Why experience Marine Sanctuaries?

Snorkelling is a healthy, positive experience based learning activity that enables children, their parents (and grandparents) and wider community to immerse themselves in our spectacular marine environment. EMS deepens understanding of ecology, habitats and the importance of protected areas.

Where do I meet to take part in tour?

EMS Snorkel leaders will have a registration tent/table set up near beach entry point – look for the EMS banner and marquee.​

Is there an age limit to enter the event?

Depending on the event EMS snorkel days are open to children 5 years and above. All children 15 yrs and under must be accompanied in water by an adult/parent.

What can I bring to the event?

Bring your own wetsuit and snorkeling gear (if you don’t have your own snorkeling equipment we can provide free of charge).

Do you need to have snorkeling experience?

You don’t need to have snorkelling experience. If you would like to learn and be more confident EMS runs snorkel 101 classes in pool and also Snorkelling for beginners (ocean sessions). You do need to be able to move (any swim stroke) through water at least 25m. We advise that you attend a swimming class if you can’t swim.

What if sea / weather conditions are not suitable for snorkeling?

EMS team will monitor sea/weather conditions the week leading up to the snorkel sessions – if not suitable for snorkeling all participants will be contacted via email and text no less than 24 hrs before their booked snorkel tour to let them know that sessions have been re-scheduled or cancelled. Participants will be given option to re-schedule or receive refund.​

Refund policy

EMS Team requires 24 hrs notice of cancellation for snorkel tours. There is no refund if less than notice 24 hrs given.