Do I have to be able to swim?
If you are not confident swimmers please speak to us about or shore based programs and hire of our specialised snorkeling vests for buoyancy. To join our boat snorkeling tours you should be comfortable swimming up to 200m without touching the bottom as this is commonly how far away from the boat we explore. The priority is to safely have fun, so please be honest about your swimming ability.
There are a number of dive sites that Lets Go Adventures visits which are sure to impress!
If you have never tried snorkeling, or if you would like some tips on how to clear your mask, duck dive or even just want someone to help you spot critters while you are building up confidence, our experienced instructors and divemasters can take you on a discover snorkeling session.
The location will depend on snorkeler request plus the experience of the divers and the conditions of the day. We will choose the site that we believe you will enjoy the most! Below are just some of the options:
Fingal Island (14m)-Only fifteen minutes from Nelson Bay, Fingal Island features pinnacles, drop offs and abundantly colourful sponge gardens. Fish and invertibrate life is extensive, ranging from tiny nudibranchs to schooling baitfish, morwong, friendly grouper and turtles. Fingal also has quiet rocky bays diveable in almost all conditions and haven for breeding Port Jackson sharks in late winter and spring.
Boondelbah Island (12-30m)-Boondelbah offers protected waters with sheer walls, tight swim throughs and caves which provide a haven for bream, drummer and the inevitable blue groper. During summer you will also encounter large schools of mullaway and big snapper. A colourful sponge garden on the south west corner drops away into deep water. While offshore winds during winter encourage us to dive the sheer walls on the eastern side of the island, Safety Bay on the southern end of the island is a perfect summer training location with total protection from the prevailing northeasterly winds.
Cabbage Tree Island/Little Wreck (12-14m)- A calm, and safe training location. Shallow rock walls drop off to sand in no more than twelve metres on the south western side making it a comfortable dive for the inexperienced and a safe location for diving when the strong northeasters blow during summer. At this site divers will see the rare doughnut nembrotha, wobbiegongs, eels, blue groupers, schools of bullseyes, yellowtail and old wives. This site also hosts the statue of the naked lady.
Our boat departs at 2pm so please arrive at the shop at least 45 minutes prior to the boats departure.