Snorkel tours these school holidays

Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula’s Marine Parks Program, in conjunction with Inspiring South Australia, are hosting snorkel tours along the coast this month.

IMMERSE YOURSELF: Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula Marine Parks Regional Coordinator Dr. Shelley Paull and Ella Paull enjoy being immersed at the guided snorkel events.

IMMERSE YOURSELF: Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula Marine Parks Regional Coordinator Dr. Shelley Paull and Ella Paull enjoy being immersed at the guided snorkel events.

Locals and visitors are welcome at the family friendly events and marine discovery displays as part of the Department for Environment and Water’s state-wide Immerse Yourself program in January.

The popular guided snorkel activities will return at four locations around the coast from Monday 14 until Sunday 20 January, taking in West Coast Bays, Thorny Passage and Sir Joseph Banks Group marine parks as well as Shelly Beach at Port Lincoln.

The Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries (EMS) snorkel tours will take place at the Tumby Bay Jetty on January 14 and 15, at Shelly Beach in Port Lincoln on January 16, at the Mount Dutton Jetty on January 19 and at the Smooth Pools near Streaky Bay on January 20. 

Marine Parks Regional Coordinator Dr Shelley Paull said the aim of the Immerse Yourself program is to get people to experience and learn more about South Australia’s unique coastal and marine environments.

“Eyre Peninsula is home to ten of the state’s 19 marine parks, with arguably some of the most spectacular coastline and unique marine environments in Australia,” she said.

“We also have a rich Aboriginal history with deep connections to Country, including Sea Country, and I am really looking forward to showcasing this in January,” she said. 

The Immerse Yourself program also includes the Barngarla Aboriginal Sea Country workshop Yamara Wardana (Embrace the Sea) at the Port Lincoln Library on Friday January 25.

“This event will include a brief insight into the extensive language, art and connection that Barngarla People have with their traditional lands and seas, and I’m anticipating this free event will be very popular,” said Dr Paull.

For further information or to make a booking call Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula on (08) 8688 3111 or visit environment.sa.gov.au/marineparks/enjoy/immerse-yourself.