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Snorkel Victoria: Top 10 Places to Visit This Summer

Presented by: Jack Breedon, Meet me Underwater.

Do you want to finally get into snorkeling this summer? Or are you an experienced snorkeler looking for somewhere new to explore? This video breaks down 10 of the best snorkel sites in and around Melbourne. Learn about what you might expect to see and which sites are easier than others. So dive on in and check it out!

We would greatly appreciate it if you could take the time to fill out this evaluation form – your feedback will help us shape future programs.

This video contains closed captions in:

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Punjabi
  • Vietnamese.

Searoad Ferries 23 Jan 2020 Sorrento-Queenscliff

Searoad Ferries : Summer On The Sea – Sorrento-Queenscliff

Travel on the Sorrento-Queenscliff Ferry on 23 January 2020 to learn about the amazing marine life in Port Phillip Bay. Hear from scientists and researchers about dolphins, seals and other sea creatures while you share in the excitement of real whale teeth, sponges and shark eggs. Bring the family on down to join the fun.

These interactive sessions are designed to allow the kids to participate and learn while traveling on the ferry on 23 January 2020 at 11:00 am departing Sorrento, 12:00pm departing Queenscliff, 1:00pm departing Sorrento and 2:00pm departing Queenscliff.

You must purchase your own ferry ticket(s) – Book at www.searoad.com.au

Special guest will appearance from ‘ROBERTO’.

Collect the many environmental Connie’s cards throughout this journey.

Searoad Ferries are wheelchair accessible: https://www.searoad.com.au/Experience/Our-Ferries/Accessibility

What to Bring …

  • Suitable clothing for weather conditions on the day
  • Bottle of water
  • Fly repellent
  • Hat
  • Sturdy Shoes – no thongs
  • Sunscreen
  • completed medical and indemnity forms – on the day
  • an inquisitive nature and a happy disposition – you may even leave with a smile and fond memories

Presented By…

Searoad Ferries and Marine Mammal Foundation with special guest ‘Roberto’ as part of the Summer By The Sea program.

Searoad Ferries 23 Jan 2020 Queenscliff-Sorrento

Searoad Ferries : Summer On The Sea – Sorrento-Queenscliff

Travel on the Sorrento-Queenscliff Ferry on 23 January 2020 to learn about the amazing marine life in Port Phillip Bay. Hear from scientists and researchers about dolphins, seals and other sea creatures while you share in the excitement of real whale teeth, sponges and shark eggs. Bring the family on down to join the fun.

These interactive sessions are designed to allow the kids to participate and learn while traveling on the ferry on 23 January 2020 at 11:00 am departing Sorrento, 12:00pm departing Queenscliff, 1:00pm departing Sorrento and 2:00pm departing Queenscliff.

You must purchase your own ferry ticket(s) – Book at www.searoad.com.au

Special guest will appearance from ‘ROBERTO’.

Collect the many environmental Connie’s cards throughout this journey.

Searoad Ferries are wheelchair accessible: https://www.searoad.com.au/Experience/Our-Ferries/Accessibility

What to Bring …

  • Suitable clothing for weather conditions on the day
  • Bottle of water
  • Fly repellent
  • Hat
  • Sturdy Shoes – no thongs
  • Sunscreen
  • completed medical and indemnity forms – on the day
  • an inquisitive nature and a happy disposition – you may even leave with a smile and fond memories

Presented By…

Searoad Ferries and Marine Mammal Foundation with special guest ‘Roberto’ as part of the Summer By The Sea program.

Searoad Ferries 16 Jan 2020 Queenscliff-Sorrento

Searoad Ferries : Summer On The Sea – Sorrento-Queenscliff

Travel on the Sorrento-Queenscliff Ferry on 16 January 2020 to learn about the amazing marine life in Port Phillip Bay. Hear from scientists and researchers about dolphins, seals and other sea creatures while you share in the excitement of real whale teeth, sponges and shark eggs. Bring the family on down to join the fun.

These interactive sessions are designed to allow the kids to participate and learn while traveling on the ferry on 16 January 2020 at 11:00 am departing Sorrento, 12:00pm departing Queenscliff, 1:00pm departing Sorrento and 2:00pm departing Queenscliff.

You must purchase your own ferry ticket(s) – Book at www.searoad.com.au

Special guest will appearance from ‘ROBERTO’.

Collect the many environmental Connie’s cards throughout this journey.

Searoad Ferries are wheelchair accessible: https://www.searoad.com.au/Experience/Our-Ferries/Accessibility

What to Bring …

  • Suitable clothing for weather conditions on the day
  • Bottle of water
  • Fly repellent
  • Hat
  • Sturdy Shoes – no thongs
  • Sunscreen
  • completed medical and indemnity forms – on the day
  • an inquisitive nature and a happy disposition – you may even leave with a smile and fond memories

Presented By…

Searoad Ferries and Marine Mammal Foundation with special guest ‘Roberto’ as part of the Summer By The Sea program.

Snorkelling and Beach Activities





Snorkelling and Beach Activities – Port Fairy


Come and learn about snorkelling and then get to see what creatures call Pea Soup their home. After snorkelling enjoy beach activities with a local expert.

 

This Event is suitable for all ages. Children under 18 years must be accompanied by a supervising adult.





What to Bring…

 

Suitable clothing for the weather conditions – be sun smart




  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat

  • Bottle of water

  • Insect repellant

  • Food eg. snacks

  • Sturdy Shoes no thongs

  • A happy disposition, an inquisitive nature and a smile!


Where to meet…

The meeting place for this activity is Pea Soup, Ocean Drive Port Fairy. Keep an eye out for the flags.


Lawrence Rocks Boat Cruise 04 January 2020 – Portland



Unfortunately this activity has been cancelled.  We apologise for any inconvenience. 




Lawrance Rocks Boat Cruise




Join a local expert for a tour out to the magniicent Lawrance rocks. Learn about the history of the area and some of its local inhabitants.



This Event is suitable for all ages. Children under 18 years must be accompanied by a supervising adult.





What to Bring…

 

Suitable clothing for the weather conditions – be sun smart




  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat

  • Bottle of water

  • Insect repellant

  • Food eg. snacks

  • Sturdy Shoes no thongs

  • A happy disposition, an inquisitive nature and a smile!


Where to meet…

The meeting place for this activity is meet at the Portland information centre.

Intro to snorkeling : for experienced people 18 Jan 2020 – Beaumaris

Marine Care Ricketts Point and  Victorian National Parks Association (VNPA) present an introduction to snorkelling plus ‘Sea Slug Census’ : for experienced people 18 Jan 2020 – Beaumaris.


Previous Snorkelling experience is essential.


A one-hour introduction to the delightful fish and other marine life, reefs and seagrasses of the Teahouse Reef in the Sanctuary.


Much to see there in the way of colourful algae and local fish, perhaps even a basking Fiddler Ray.


You must have own mask, snorkel, fins and 5mm wetsuit. Unfortunately, no spare equipment available for lend.


Event dependent on suitable weather conditions and subject to cancellation.




BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL


Participants must arrive at 8:15am and be ready by 8.30 am, for important safety briefing.  


Must specify Snorkelling experience level and be a confident swimmer.


Must have own equipment – snorkel, mask, fins and 5 mm wetsuit.  Unfortunately, no spare equipment available for lend.


Visit www.marinecare.org.au for further information about snorkelling or VNPA website on https://vnpa.org.au/programs/sea-slug-census/ for ‘Sea Slug Census’.


This event is suitable for all ages. Children under 14 years old require adult supervision in the water at all times. Adults must supervise their children from in the water (not from shore)


Everyone welcome – if you have concerns about accessibility or mobility, please contact us.


If you have booked and can no longer attend, please cancel via Eventbrite website, so another participant can join us.


What to Bring …



  • Bathers

  • Wetsuit (5mm)

  • All Snorkel equipment – Snorkel + finns

  • Bottle of water

  • Fly repellent

  • Food eg. snacks 

  • Hat

  • Sunscreen

  • A happy disposition, an inquisitive nature and a smile!




Where to Meet …


Beaumaris Yacht Club carpark B17, Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary.


226H+75 Beaumaris, Victoria


Please Note : Parking ticket or Bayside Parking Permit required in beach carpark.


Alternatively, use free street parking or public transport – limited carparking available.

Introduction to snorkelling : for beginners only 18 Jan 2020 – Beaumaris

Marine Care Ricketts Point present an introduction to snorkelling : for beginners only 18 Jan 2020 – Beaumaris


This 45-minute introductory Snorkelling lesson will be in the shallows of ‘inner lagoon’ for those completely new to snorkelling . Much to see there in the way of colourful algae and local fish, perhaps even a basking Fiddler Ray. Much to see there in the way of colourful algae and local fish, perhaps even a basking Fiddler Ray. (Must have own mask, snorkel, fins and 5mm wetsuit for this introductory session.


You must have own mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuit for this introductory session. Unfortunately, no spare equipment available for lend.


Event dependent on suitable weather conditions and subject to cancellation.


 


BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL


Participants must arrive at 8:15am and be ready by 8.30 am, for important safety briefing.  


Much to see there in the way of colourful algae and local fish, perhaps even a basking Fiddler Ray.


You must have own mask, snorkel, fins and 5mm wetsuit. Unfortunately, no spare equipment available for lend.


Event dependent on suitable weather conditions and subject to cancellation.


Visit www.marinecare.org.au for further information about snorkelling  .


This event is suitable for all ages.  Children under 14 years old require adult supervision in the water at all times. Adults must supervise their children from in the water (not from shore)


If you have booked and can no longer attend, please cancel via Eventbrite website, so another participant can join us.


What to Bring …



  • Bathers

  • Wetsuit (5mm)

  • All Snorkel equipment – finns and snorkel

  • Bottle of water

  • Fly repellent

  • Food eg. snacks 

  • Hat

  • Sunscreen

  • A happy disposition, an inquisitive nature and a smile!




Where to meet …


Beaumaris Yacht Club carpark B17, Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary.


226H+75 Beaumaris, Victoria


Please Note : Parking ticket or Bayside Parking Permit required in beach carpark. Alternatively, use free street parking or public transport




Snorkelling – For People with Disabilities 15 Feb (Session 2): Altona

Snorkelling – For People with Disabilities 15 Feb 2020 : Altona

Snorkelling – For People with Disabilities : Altona. This unique event is delivered by the Disabled Divers Association (DDA), provides people of various abilities the opportunity to experience a day at the beach in a new light. Gain confidence in accessing the water environment with the assistance of DDA, which is a non-profit organisation, dedicated to encouraging and supporting people with disabilities.

This event is designed to inspire and give people with disabilities the opportunity to put the fun back into life. Please note that this activity may be rescheduled if weather is unsuitable. Bookings are Essential – For more information and to express your interest contact: Bert Parker via parafin_dda@mail.com or (0418) 309 182.

Minimum age: 8 years old. If a participant normally has a full-time carer, they will require a carer with them at all times on the dayIf a participant requires assistance to transfer from a wheelchair to the beach chair, they will need to provide that assistant. Each participant will be assessed on their abilities for the activities on the day. If you have booked and can no longer attend, please contact us to cancel, so another participant can join us.

What to Bring…

  • Bottle of water
  • Change of clothes
  • Fly repellent
  • Hat
  • Shoes that can get wet
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimwear – Bathers or Wetsuit
  • Towel!

 Note: snorkel equipment and wetsuits will be provided if you don’t have any.

Where to meet…

Altona Beach (opposite the Lifesaving club) – near corner Bent Street and Esplanade, 137 Esplanade, Altona Weaver Reserve. Corner of Pier street and The Esplanade Altona. There will also be designated parking for ease of access for participants off Pier Street.

 

Snorkelling – For People with Disabilities 15 Feb 2020 (Session 1): Altona

Snorkelling – For People with Disabilities 15 February 2020 : Altona

Snorkelling – For People with Disabilities : Altona. This unique event is delivered by the Disabled Divers Association (DDA), provides people of various abilities the opportunity to experience a day at the beach in a new light. Gain confidence in accessing the water environment with the assistance of DDA, which is a non-profit organisation, dedicated to encouraging and supporting people with disabilities.

This event is designed to inspire and give people with disabilities the opportunity to put the fun back into life. Please note that this activity may be rescheduled if weather is unsuitable. Bookings are Essential – For more information and to express your interest contact: Bert Parker via parafin_dda@mail.com or (0418) 309 182.

Minimum age: 8 years old. If a participant normally has a full-time carer, they will require a carer with them at all times on the dayIf a participant requires assistance to transfer from a wheelchair to the beach chair, they will need to provide that assistant. Each participant will be assessed on their abilities for the activities on the day. If you have booked and can no longer attend, please contact us to cancel, so another participant can join us.

What to Bring…

  • Bottle of water
  • Change of clothes
  • Fly repellent
  • Hat
  • Shoes that can get wet
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimwear – Bathers or Wetsuit
  • Towel!

Note: snorkel equipment and wetsuits will be provided if you don’t have any.

Where to meet…

Altona Beach (opposite the Lifesaving club) – near corner Bent Street and Esplanade, 137 Esplanade, Altona Weaver Reserve. Corner of Pier street and The Esplanade Altona. There will also be designated parking for ease of access for participants off Pier Street.