Snorkelling Tours

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Snorkelling Tours

Reef2Ridge has a team of very experienced guides and instructors who can ensure that your Snorkelling tour is safe, fun and a memorable experience. With high quality equipment and a stringent servicing and disinfection regime, you can be sure the equipment is hygienic and comfortable. Tours are available from one hour to entire days and can include multiple sites.

We are the only licensed tour operator for Piccaninnie Ponds and Ewens Ponds in Australia!

$99 including Permit, Gear hire, Transport and Guide.

Ewens Ponds is a spectacular series of three ponds fed by underground limestone springs and interconnected by shallow, amazingly beautiful channels. The water bubbling up from the perfectly white limestone springs has been filtered through rock for up to thousands of years and creates a clarity unlike anything you would have seen before. Because it is coming form underground it maintains a constant 16 degrees year round and its clarity enables it to be one of the only places in the world where some land plants can be found growing underwater, just one of the reasons making this delicate and beautiful site so unique. The Site is home to many fish species from salt water species such as Bream, Estuary species such as Estuary Perch, Freshwater species such as Estuary Blackfish and Pouched Lampreys, to the endangered Ewens Pygmy Perch, a species that ONLY EXISTS in these ponds!  You can find out more information on this site at : http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/Find_a_Park/Browse_by_region/Limestone_Coast/ewens-ponds-conservation-park

 

Reef2Ridge offer both Snorkelling and Scuba Diving Tours (for qualified Open Water divers) in this pristine habitat. You are provided with a full length 5mm or 7mm Wetsuit, Mask, Snorkel and Fins and given tutoring on snorkelling techniques emphasising how to minimise your impact to the extremely delicate aquatic plants and wildlife. A portion of your Tour fee is donated to the National parks to help conserve and maintain this site for all to use.

We are the only licensed tour operator for Piccaninnie Ponds and Ewens Ponds in Australia!

$99 including Permit, Gear hire Transport and Guide.

Piccaninnie Ponds is situated right on the border between South Australia and Victoria. It consists of a large entrance pond not unlike Ewens, but this is where the similarity ends. As you swim across the edge of the pond, through some reeds that almost touch the surface, the earth drops away beneath you into a Chasm of mystifying blue water that seems bottomless, and with a maximum depth of 120 meters (396 ft) it may as well be! The edges of this chasm are lined with green ribbon weed and reeds that create a distinctive contrast of blue and green and in some seasons, red. There are many fish species in this site from freshwater eels to Pouched Lampreys among others. At the far end of the chasm is an underwater cave called the Cathedral, which is a large open cave with white scalloped limestone walls that presents a beautiful view when looking out from the back of the cave. The visibility in the site is often spectacular, but is best when no one else has been in before you that day. More info can be found at http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/Find_a_Park/Browse_by_region/Limestone_Coast/piccaninnie-ponds-conservation-park

Reef2Ridge offer both Snorkelling and Scuba Diving Tours (for qualified CDAA Cavern Divers) in this pristine habitat. You are provided with a full length 5mm or 7mm Wetsuit, Mask, Snorkel and Fins and given tutoring on snorkelling techniques emphasising how to minimise your impact to the extremely delicate aquatic plants and wildlife. The National Parks entry fee is included in your tour fee and helps to pay for maintenance and conservation of this site.

We are the only dive centre in Mt Gambier offering diving in Kilsby's Sinkhole!

$99 including Permit, Gear hire, Transport and Guide.

Kilsby's Sinkhole is located on Sisters Road Mount Schank which is just south of Mount Gambier. It is a large, very deep sinkhole located on a working sheep farm that has a very interesting history. It has been used by the Navy to test experimental sonar buoys and divers and by the SA Police to train police divers. This site is world renowned because of its often amazing visibility and depth. The site can be dived as deep as 70 meters (230 Ft) if you are a cave diver with Trimix certifications. After 11:00 the sun rises high enough to begin a spectacular light show that creates rays of light dancing from the surface down to 40m that has to be seen to be truly appreciated.

Reef2Ridge offer both Snorkelling and guided Scuba diving tours for Divers with Open Water or above Certification, If you have a Cavern diver or above  you will be permitted to go beyond the direct ascent zone into the deeper sections of the site (to the maximum depth of your certification OR 40M on AIR whichever is shallower). Snorkellers are provided with a full length 5mm or 7mm Wetsuit, Mask, Snorkel and Fins and supervised the entire time. Scuba divers can hire all of the equipment they may need and will also  be supervised and guided the entire time. A Minimum of 48 hours notice is required to book a spot on this dive site and due to this being a working farm, strict access protocols exist.

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