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Snorkelling Activities Things to do in Perth and Surrounds

Things To Do in Perth And Surrounds


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Diving at the Wreck Of The Shark

Lying in the shallow water near the beach at Henrietta Rocks, the shipwreck provides an exciting environment for adventurous snorkellers.

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The Shark met its end when it crashed into the reef around Rottnest Island, and now sits 50m off from the shoreline. Visible from the lookout over Henrietta Rocks, the wreck is home to a crew of fishy folk. 

Image used with permission from Rottnest Island Authority. 

 

Snorkelling at Fish Hook Bay

A secluded, enclosed bay with calm shallow water and pristine snorkelling conditions

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Fish Hook Bay is located on the western coastline of Rottnest Island, named for its curved shape reminiscent of a fish-hook. The bay features a sandy, white shore for sun-bakers and a vibrant community of fish for curious snorkellers and divers to discover. 

Image used with permission from Rottnest Island Authority. 

Snorkelling At Little Armstrong Bay

Lined by reef and bordered by coastal land features such as archways and caverns, Little Armstrong Bay is popular amongst seaside adventurers.

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Little Armstrong Bay is located on the North Point of Rottnest Island, within a marine sanctuary protecting the diverse fishlife inhabiting the area. 

It is suitable for an array of recreational activities including swimming, coastal exploration and snorkelling. 

Image used with permission from Tourism WA. 

Snorkelling at Little Parakeet Bay

Calm conditions for snorkellers of all abilities with plenty of opportunities for fish-spotting

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Busiest in summer and earlier in the mornings, Little Parakeet Bay is great for snorkelling and swimming, protected by the surrounding reef and enclosed by the cliff faces. It is within cycling distance of the settlement so you can make an afternoon of it and soak your feet in the cooling water after your journey. 

 

Snorkelling At Mary Cove

A secluded snorkelling experience in one of Kitson Point's idyllic enclosed coves

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Snorkellers of varying abilities will be able to enjoy exploring the coral and fish population living amongst the reef system in Mary Cove, a southern facing protected cove along Rottnest Island's Kitson Point. 

Check beachsafe.org.au for swell conditions before setting out to ensure conditions are suitable. 

Image used with permission from Rottnest Island Authority. 

Snorkelling at Omeo Shipwreck

Discover Coogee's haunting Omeo shipwreck from the water on the award-winning Maritime Trail

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Located only 25 metres from the shore, the dive and snorkel trail begin at the Omeo shipwreck and includes:

  • Underwater access to the Omeo shipwreck
  • Underwater art gallery
  • Artificial reef.

The underwater trail begins in shallow water while its westernmost extent reaches a maximum depth of 7 metres. Most of the trail is around 2.5 to 5 metres deep, making it suitable for snorkelers and novice divers. 
The artificial reef and underwater art sculptures around the shipwreck create a linear dive trail and habitat for aquatic life. Underwater educational plaques give information about the Omeo shipwreck, maritime history and aquatic life in the area.

Snorkelling at Uribes Shipwreck

Snorkel by this Scottish braque in Rottnest Island's bustling Thomson Bay

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The remains of Uribes lie in the shallow, 3–4 metres waters with parts of the ship's machinery and hull well preserved for snorkellers to peruse. In good weather, it is a safe dive for snorkellers and close to the shore.

Image used with permission from Tourism Western Australia. 

Snorkelling the Alex T. Brown Shipwreck

Immerse yourself in WA history with a snorkel around the iconic Alex T. Brown shipwreck.

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Since it wrecked in 1917, the remains constantly change in appearance. Winter storms and swell can see up to 12m of the wreck exposed, but even in the height of summer, timbers can still be seen above the water mark. Timbers from the wreck were salvaged by local Yanchep residents, and can still be found in structures such as the Yanchep Inn.

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