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Diving at Yanchep Dog Beach

This is a fair weather shore dive good for crays when they are of size and not well concealed towards the outer edge of the reef.

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If the sea has been calm for a few days you’ll get good Viz.

Entry is easy via a 180m track (gear up in the car park). There are two options; a short swim over very shallow reef to the North to 4m marked above, or a longer track which is about 550m out to the outside of the outer reef which maxes out at 10m.If you do this track travel South along the reef for 200m (make sure you penetrate the reef occasionally to make the most of it), then swim 550m back.

The geology is limestone and there is plenty to see including; sea urchins, anemones, turban shells, sea stars, octopus, prawns, cray fish, cuttlefish, blue devils and ox eyes, juvenile pink snapper, hard and soft corals, nudibranchs and even lionfish! Take a torch for the overhanging ledges and move the kelp out of the way to peer underneath – Wear gloves! Caves, such as they are, are tight. Be careful of overhead environments.

Snorkelling at Boyinaboat Reef

Boyinaboat is just 75 metres from the sea wall of Hillarys Boat Harbour, and its accessibility and beauty has made it one of the most popular dive sites in Perth.

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Boyinabout Reef is in a sanctuary (no take) zone in about six meters of water at the southern end of a chain of inshore reefs.

It is just 75 meters from the sea wall of Hillarys Boat Harbour and its accessibility and beauty have made it one of the most popular dive sites in Perth.

This information was provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions: dpaw.wa.gov.au

Snorkelling at Burns Beach

A family favourite, Burns Beach is a sheltered swimming spot that sits within the wildlife-rich waters of Marmion Marine Park.

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Look out for seabirds, dolphins, sea lions, rays and a huge diversity of other species from the lookout points. Interpretive signs along the way provide insights into the native flora, fauna and history of the area.

Dine ocean-side at the café, or try chasing some fish by throwing in a line from the groyne or northern end of the beach.

Snorkelling at Marmion Marine Park

The clear shallow lagoons, reefs and small islands of Marmion Marine Park are a diver’s paradise, forming ledges, caves and swimthroughs inhabited by a wonderful array of fish and invertebrate species.

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Seabirds, whales, sea lions and other marine wildlife inhabit the lagoons, reefs and small islands of Marmion Marine Park.

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Diver’s delight

There is good diving throughout the year, depending on daily weather. Boyinaboat Reef, just 75m from Hillarys Boat Harbour sea wall, is a popular dive site, while Mettams Pool offers safe snorkelling close to shore.

Boat-based diving

You need a boat and scuba gear to explore North Lump, Wreck Rock, Cow Rocks, Wanneroo Reef and many other submerged reefs within the marine park. The wreck of the Centaur also makes an interesting dive.

Water-based fun

Boating, swimming, whale watching kite and windsurfing are all popular. You are welcome to fish in most areas within the marine park (those outside sanctuary zones – see map) but first check the latest size, season and bag limits (www.fish.wa.gov.au). Breathhold spearfishing can be undertaken outside sanctuary zones in areas at least 1800m off the shore. Spearfishing using compressed air is not permitted.

Check out the Marmion Angling and Aquatic Club (MAAC) Dive and Snorkel Trail. There are 20 informative plinths located on the sea floor to guide your way. The trail is suitable for SCUBA divers and snorkellers depending on weather conditions, experience and ability.

Guided activities

Private dive charters operate for most of the year and diving instruction is available. Whale watching charters leave from Hillarys at the peak of the humpback migration, from September through to November. Fishing charters are also available from Hillarys Boat Harbour.

  • Scuba diving and snorkelling have claimed lives and divers should never become complacent about safe diving practices.
  • Swimming into caverns and under ledges can be hazardous.

Take care to avoid boat traffic and be sure to tow a dive flag.

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This information was provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions: dpaw.wa.gov.au

Snorkelling at Mettams Pool

Sheltered Mettam's Pool is a good family spot in which you can see a range of marine plant and animal species close to shore.

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A reasonably good range of fish species resides within the pool, particularly in the holes and crevices in the southern section. They include red-lip morwong, banded sweep, bullseyes, wrasse, schools of buffalo bream, sea mullet, tarwine and blowfish. Sand whiting and Australian herring can be seen in the open water. 

Snorkelling at Omeo Shipwreck

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

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  • Activities:Snorkelling
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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 Yanchep Lagoon

An idyllic, quiet beach just to the north of Perth along the Yanchep coastline

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Yanchep has undergone a great deal of development in recent years but the appeal of this beautiful beach remains, with its crystalline blue water and warm sand. It is regularly patrolled by friendly lifeguards and protected by a natural reef so you can enjoy some peace of mind in more ways than one! 

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.

Surfing at City Beach

City Beach is a left hand beach break that breaks off the groyne and is often crowded as it can only support a small crowd of surfers. Popular location for groms.

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City Beach Groyne works best during the winter months in easterly winds and west-southwest swells. The break is a short ride that breaks beside the groyne over a shallow sand bank and is best suited to the intermediate surfer.

 

 

Surfing at Cottesloe Beach

Cottesloe is a fairly exposed beach and groyne break that is relatively consistent all year around.

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Cottesloe Beach offers left and right-handers on either side of the groyne, with the south side being a popular break for long borders and stand up paddle boarders. The break works best in offshore east-southeasterly winds with swells coming from the southwest, on a mean tide. During summer the break will reamin relatively flat however, it will sometimes produce a small rolling wave perfect for the beginner surfer. Cottesloe is often crowded, especially when the waves are good. Beware of the reef, rocks and rips. 

 

 

 

Surfing At Scarborough Beach

Scarborough Beach break is a popular location for beginner surfers and surf schools, with waves remaining relatively small all year round.

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Scarborough works best during Winter on all tides with offshore winds from the east and swells from the west. There is a variety of left and rights on offer along this stretch of coast and when the decent sets roll in, the crowds pick up. Scarborough beach is also a very popular spot for surf schools, with several companies offering learn to surf programs throughout the summer months. 

 

 

 

Surfing At Trigg Beach

Trigg Beach is one of Perths most popular and consistent waves, offering a fun beach and point break with both left and right handers for a range of abilities.

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  • Activities:Surfing
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Trigg is a very popular location for all surfing abilities, offering a range a waves along the coast. Trigg beach works best at all tides with an eaterly wind and swells from the west south-west. In winter, the better swells roll in and the crowds can pick up immensly. Around summer the waves die off, making the beach break a popular location for summer surf schools. 

 

Escape Artists Art Group

Local Group of Artists and Teacher meeting in Wanneroo Recreation Hall on Tuesdays.

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  • Activities:Arts & Crafts

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We are group of less than 10 budding artists meeting at the Pottery Room 3, Wanneroo Recreation Hall, on Tuesday afternoons 12:30pm - 2.30pm. We have a wonderful teacher, Joan Roberson, who guides us through our various painting journeys.

Pastel, Acrylic and Oils are used. The cost is number dependent and usually around $100 for a 8 - 10 week term. Please contact Trish Bonciani for more information on 0458469607

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