An Abundance Of Marine Life Everywhere
They are all genuine regulars at our private unexplored dive sites that are waiting for your experience.
FAQ’s – Snorkelling
Do You Provide Snorkelling Gear?
We provide high quality Mares masks, snorkel and fins. We also have optical masks and wetsuits for hire.
Do you have childrens snorkelling equipment?
On board we have plenty of high quality Mares sharky jr masks and snorkels suited for children aged 4-7 and junior fins.
Can I still snorkel if i don’t know how to swim?
Regardless of swimming ability we recommend guests to swim in buddy pairs. However if you are not a confident swimmer our in water snorkel guide will be able to assist by providing additional floatation and reassurance in the water. Life vests, pool noodles and wetsuits are available.
How long do we get to snorkel?
To ensure guests experience the most from their trip to Lady Musgrave the day is divided into activities. Grouping will coordinate snorkelling times for guests and designate time to partake in the island activities including the glass bottom boat and guided island tour. However if guests do not want to participate in the island activities an all day snorkel option is available.
Guests will enjoy up to 2 hours of snorkelling if choosing to participate in all activities, and if snorkelling all day, up to 4 hours.
Are there jellyfish?
In an open ocean environment, we cannot guarantee there will be no jellyfish, however we have never had any harmful stingers, and do not experience a “stinger season” (as is the case further north). The sheltered lagoon prevents large jellyfish blooms in the snorkel area. For guest comfort, wetsuits are available for hire.
Is there any age limit for snorkelling?
No, anyone can snorkel! The entry and exit points to the water are very easy and we make every effort to ensure the safety of all guests. Swim jackets, noodles and in-water assistance from our wonderful, fully qualified and experienced staff is provided. We recommend that children be supervised by an adult at all times. Please note that it is Queensland regulations that any medical conditions which may affect your ability to snorkel safely must be disclosed to our staff. By informing us, we will be able to ensure your safety and make sure you have the best experience possible!
Is snorkelling possible all year round? Is it cold?
Yes, it is possible to snorkel all year round! The water temperature varies from 21 in winter (July/August) to 29 degrees in summer (December/January). Wetsuits are available for hire on board all year round.
Can I touch the reef coral or wildlife?
We are in a UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site and a dedicated Marine Park Green Zone. Under no circumstances must we touch the coral, wildlife or any other naturally occurring part of the Great Barrier Reef. This protects the Great Barrier Reef for the enjoyment of today’s and future generations as well as protecting yourself from potential infection or damage from the coral and wildlife.