Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries | Snorkelling Tours | 2023

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Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries – Snorkel Events

Summer’s here and South Australia’s premier guided snorkel tour organisation, the not for profit Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries (EMS) is set to show you a whole new world right on our doorstep.

Every year from early spring to mid-autumn, EMS host a series of snorkel events and tours around the state providing participants the opportunity to explore our marine parks and discover the wonders of our unique and endemic marine life in all its colourful glory. 

EMS is a program designed for children, parents, grandparents and community members of all abilities that are interested in experiencing and learning about South Australia’s unique marine life.

Proudly supported by Inspiring SA, funding and in-kind volunteer support has enabled EMS to offer these snorkel tours at up to 50% off the RRP price.

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From leafy sea dragons to sea lions, the totally harmless Port Jackson sharks and colourful fish, sea squirts, corals and sponges, South Australia’s reefs and jetties are a veritable treasure trove of wonders that will enlighten and surprise those participating in this incredible experience.

All small group snorkel tours are led by nationally accredited snorkel guides who are often accompanied by both student and qualified marine biologists.

The snorkel tours are run from shore in water no deeper than 5m so are suitable for anyone 5 years and above who can swim at least 25m. Groups will be broken up to match ability and experience, with family & friends grouped together.

There must be at least one parent to accompany and supervise two children in the water and 5-7-year-olds can participate if supervised one-on-one by a parent. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.


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Snorkel Classes:

EMS offers a Snorkel 101 class. This is for those needing a little guidance before taking to the ocean. These are pool classes for all ages.


Equipment & Children:

Ticket price includes snorkel gear and warm wetsuits for adults and children. EMS has wetsuits from XXXL adult to size 4 child, OR participants may supply their own wetsuit and snorkel equipment.

Children under 15 years old must be supervised by a parent/adult at 2:1 ratio (2x children per 1x parent/adult carer).

All EMS events are held within current COVID guidelines. Wetsuits are double washed and masks and snorkels are sterilised between uses.

Event Dates:

  • 10 January 2023 | Chinamans Hat SZ within Dhilba Guuranda – Innes National Park on Yorke Peninsula
  • 11 January 2023 | Edithburgh Jetty on Yorke Peninsula 
  • 12 January 2023 | Point Turton Jetty on Yorke Peninsula
  • 14 January 2023 | Caprice Shipwreck and Mt Dutton Bay Jetty on Eyre Peninsula
  • 15 & 17 January 2023 | Tumby Bay Lookout Reef on Eyre Peninsula
  • 18 January 2023 | Flat Rock near Cowell on Eyre Peninsula
  • 19 January 2023 | New Beach Whyalla on Eyre Peninsula
  • 11 February 2023 | Hallett Cove Beach (Park of the Month)

Events are regularly added to the EMS website and social media pages as permits and approvals are granted by local authorities.


  • Adult | $59
  • Child | $39
  • Concession | $39

The ticket price includes wetsuits and snorkel gear for adults and children.


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For more information and all enquiries please visit the EMS website.

What Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries – Snorkel Events

When:  Summer 2023

Where:   Locations around South Australia (see above) 

Who:   5 years and above (who can swim at least 25m) 

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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