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Swim with Giant Cuttlefish with EMS Community Tours

July 2, 2022 - July 17, 2022

Jump in and swim with Giant Australian Cuttlefish!

Join nationally accredited snorkel guides and National Parks and Wildlife Service staff for a snorkel with the amazing Giant Australian Cuttlefish at Stony Point in the Upper Spencer Gulf Marine Park. Learn about their blue blood and see first hand their colourful mating rituals in a safe group environment.

The snorkel sessions:

Each tour lasts for up to 90 minutes (including suiting up in toasty warm wetsuits (with hood, gloves and boots), safety & cuttlefish behaviour briefing, snorkel and debriefing). The tour is suitable for both adults and children (5 years and above) who can swim at least 25m and tread water. Children 15 years and under must be accompanied and supervised in water by an adult (no more than 2 children per adult for 8 and above, but one child per adult for ages 5-7). Each supervising adult is also a paying tour participant.

Depth ranges from 1-3m and groups stay close to shore in shallower water for best colour displays. Small groups are led by our accredited guides with marine biologist guides on hand to answer questions about the cuttlefish.

Small groups – maximum of 6 people to 1 guide.

Snorkel guides lead the tours and are often accompanied by student or qualified marine biologists.

We provide a wetsuit (with hood, gloves and boots), mask (goggles), snorkel, fins (flippers), and an accredited guide.

We have wetsuits from adult 4XL down to child 4.

All wetsuits are washed, and mask/snorkels sterilised between uses with COVID-19 approved chemicals.

Bring your own wetsuit (5mm minimum), mask, snorkel and fins if you have them.

Children 5 and over and people of all abilities, who are confident in the water and can swim at least 25 metres can join the tour. One adult carer per 2 children aged 8-15. One adult carer for one child aged 5-7. The adult must supervise at all times.

A person living with a disability must be supervised and supported by at least one adult carer. We accept a companion card.

EMS can provide an immersive wheelchair, reef-board with viewing portal, modified wetsuits and extra floatation devices on request (please request while booking).

If you require extra assistance or have any special requirements, please tell us when booking your ticket. We might call you to make sure we have the right things to support you on the day.

Arrive 30 minutes early: Please arrive at Stony Point at least 30 minutes before your start time. You will have to complete the registration form and be fitted with your wetsuit and snorkel gear.

Everyone must wear a wetsuit.

Parking, toilets, change rooms and shaded picnic tables available on site.

Location: Click here for map showing Stony Point or search for ‘Stony Point, Giant Cuttlefish dive site’ on Google Maps.

WHERE: Stony Point (1/2 hour south of Whyalla)

WHEN: 2-17 July 2022

WHO: The tour is suitable for both adults and children (5 years and above) who can swim at least 25m and tread water. Children 15 years and under must be accompanied and supervised in water by an adult (no more than 2 children per adult for 8 and above, but one child per adult for ages 5-7).

COST:

  • Student – $69
  • Adult – $109
  • Concession – $69
  • 2 adults/ 2 children – $299

BOOK: https://www.emsau.org/ems-community-tours/

Details

Start:
July 2, 2022
End:
July 17, 2022
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Website:
https://www.emsau.org/ems-community-tours/

Venue

Stony Point