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Snorkelling

South Australia has some great snorkel locations with some exceptional locations within the greater Adelaide Metro area, Blue Devils, Sea Dragons, vividly pulsating and shapeshifting marine creatures are all in South Australian Waters.

How to make it happen

All scouting activities are subject to Scouting policies and procedures. Adult Leaders are responsible for ensuring the safety of Scouts and the compliance of activities and undertakings with Scouting policies and procedures.

Come and Try Snorkel Pool Sessions

These are an introductory pool session that covers basic Snorkelling Skills in line with the OAS and National Training requirements.

2022 Dates:

  • 18 Feb 2022
  • 18 March 2022
  • 20 May 2022
  • 17 June 2022
  • 19 August 2022
  • 16 September 2022
  • 21 Oct 2022
  • 18 Nov 2022

Different dates may be made available upon request.

Suitable for: Scouts, Venturers and Rovers

Contact: bc.subaqua@sa.scouts.com.au

Great Snorkel Locations

Jettys

Pt Noarlunga jetty is great for training as its enclosed by the reef and Rapid Bay is home to schools of fish and elusive leafy sea dragons, The Yorke Peninsula jetties offer up all sorts of sea critters for you to discover with Edithburgh being well renown but Pt Hughes, Wallaroo, Pt Victoria, and Ardrossan all worth a look.

Giant Cuttlefish

In the winter months, you can brace yourself for some very cold water and dive in the shallows at Whyalla to see the Giant cuttlefish in their breeding season, an event that does not occur anywhere else in the world.

Freshwater

South Australia is also well known for its freshwater diving in the South East with Ewens ponds and Kilsby sinkhole offering amazing visibility and a unique underwater environment to explore.

Further Information: Get in touch with the Scouts SA Sub Aqua team for more information on these possibilities

Contact: bc.subaqua@sa.scouts.com.au

EMS - Experience Marine Sanctuaries

Experience Marine Sanctuaries is a not for profit organisation with aims to Foster, Promote, Inspire, Educate and Demonstrate the value of marine sanctuaries.
They run a year long calendar of activities across various places in South Australia, and are welcoming of either whole groups or individuals joining their scheduled sessions.

More Info: https://www.emsau.org/

Port Norlunga Reef Sessions

Those that have completed the Pool Session can now book to attend our Snorkelling on The Reef.

Following on from this to increase skills and obtain more snorkelling, the SSAG runs a Snorkelling under the Jetty day at the Rapid Bay Jetty. Camping at Rapid Bay is available to increase snorkelling activities or other water activities.

Please register your interest with the contact details below.

Dates: 27 Mar 2022

Location: Pt Norlunga Reef.

Suitable for: Scouts, Venturers and Rovers who have completed a pool session

Contact: bc.subaqua@sa.scouts.com.au

Rapid Bay Snorkel Camp

The SSAG runs a Snorkelling under the Jetty day at the Rapid Bay Jetty. Camping at Rapid Bay is available to increase snorkelling activities or other water activities

Please register your interest with the contact details below.

Dates: 12-13 Feb 2022

Location: Rapid Bay

Suitable for: Scouts, Venturers and Rovers who have completed a pool session

Contact: bc.subaqua@sa.scouts.com.au

Theory Nights

The Scout Sub-Aqua Group can off theory training nights that cover the planning requirements for stages 4, 5 and 6 of the OAS Snorkelling.

Theory nights can be done on request, so please reach out to the contact details below to discuss appropriate times and locations.

Suitable for: Anyone

Contact: bc.subaqua@sa.scouts.com.au

Scouts Sub Aqua Team

The Scout Sub Aqua Group is an internationally accredited Scuba Diving International (SDI) 5 star SCUBA Training facility with 35 years of service to Scouting. The group is able to run Snorkelling and scuba diving activities along with internationally accredited Scuba courses. The group also has an extensive range of equipment to keep the cost of activities low and take large groups underwater.

The Subaqua group welcomes individual Venturers, Rovers and Leaders to join the team and help run activities, contact the BC Sub Aqua to express your interest

Further Information: Please refer to the SSAG Flyer for further info about what the team can do for you

Contact Branch Commissioner (Sub Aqua)

bc.subaqua@sa.scouts.com.au

Training and Skill Development

Please refer to the Adventurous Activities Training page for further details in relation to training pathways and the National Adventurous Activities Framework

Safe and Trained Participant Training

The Scouts SA Sub Aqua Group shall also be running a Safe Participant and Trained Participant for interested members

Dates: 26-27 Feb 2022

Costs: TBC

Suitable for: Adult Leaders, Rovers and Venturers

Contact bc.subaqua@sa.scouts.com.au

Snorkelling References

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