Snorkel Hallett Cove Beach and Reef with support of City of Marion
- Duration: 90 Minutes (approx.)
- Location: SA
- Product code: EMSHCST
Join professional snorkel leaders and marine biologists for a guided snorkel at Hallett Cove Beach reef. The reef is home to an amazing variety of colourful fish and plant life.
This snorkel event is proudly supported by City of Marion - all local residents of Marion can purchase tickets at the discounted rate of only $29 each for a limited time.
EMS snorkel tours are suitable for adults with and without children. Friends and families are grouped together.
Suitable for children 5 years and above whom are good swimmers. At least one parent to accompany and supervise two children (under 15 years old). EMS has limited wetsuits and floatation devices for under 7 years. 5-7-year-olds can participate if parents supply the child's own wetsuit and floatation device & supervision is one-on-one by a parent. Snorkel tours are taken at (or close to) low tide when there is little water movement and best visibility. Depth ranges from 2-6m. Trained snorkel guides lead the tours and are often accompanied by student or qualified marine biologists.
Ticket price includes wetsuits and snorkel gear for adults and children. We have wetsuits from large adult down to size 4 child. 5-7-year-olds can participate if parents supply the child's own floatation device & supervision is one-on-one by a parent. Depth ranges from 2-5m. Nationally accredited snorkel guides lead the tours and are often accompanied by student or qualified marine biologists. All wetsuits are washed and mask 'n' snorkel sterilised between uses.
Please arrive at least 30 minutes before start time to fill out the registration form and be fitted with snorkel gear.
Groups will be broken up to match experience and family & friend groups on the day.
What concessions are available?
Concession is defined as a Senior or Australian Health Care Card Holder who holds an Australian Government issued Senior Card, Pension Card, Repatriation Health Card or Veterans Affair card. For an overseas senior, Proof of Age Card or Passport showing age as 65+ years old.
Student is defined as any primary and secondary school student or full time tertiary and post-secondary students who have an approved photo ID.
Where do I meet to take part in the tour?
EMS Snorkel leaders will have a registration table set up near Harbour Kiosk & toilet block at the start of boardwalk down to the beach - look for the EMS trailer, marquee tent and banner.
Is there an age limit to enter the event?
The event is open to children 5 years and above who can swim. Children under 15 must be supervised in the water, with a ratio of one parent/adult to accompany and supervise two children, or one parent/adult for children aged 5-7.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Bring your own wetsuit and snorkelling gear (if you don’t have your own snorkelling equipment we provide free of charge).
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
That is fine, we will update at registration on the day.
Do you need to have snorkelling experience?
You don’t need snorkelling experience but you do need to be able to tread water and swim a short distance (at least 25m). Larger groups will be broken down to smaller groups with similarly experienced snorkelers in each group - this allows more assistance to those who require it.
COVID-19: Advice for snorkel tour participants
EMS is committed to offering a welcoming and safe place for our snorkel tour participants, employees and volunteers.
In response to COVID-19, we are closely monitoring developments and taking action in line with Government advice to mitigate any risk posed to the community. EMS has always ensured any equipment used by our participants is well maintained and fit for purpose. The water we swim in is known to contain a large number of microbes, so ensuring our equipment is sanitised after every use is, and has always been, an integral part of our snorkelling operations.
As detailed in our Standard Operating Procedures Manual, all equipment is sanitised after each use. Specifically,
- Masks are treated with detergent or commercial de-fog spray before use.
- After use, our masks and snorkels are submerged for 15 minutes in a solution of Milton’s Antibacterial Solution (Milton™ contains sodium hypochlorite and is advocated by hospitals and government agencies to kill COVID-19).
- Wetsuit, hoods, booties and gloves are treated with commercial germicidal disinfectant Mediclean™ (effective against COVID-19) and rinsed before being air-dried and stored.
To enhance your health and safety while participating in a snorkel tour EMS has undertaken the following safety provisions:
- Increased our already strong equipment cleaning and sanitation measures.
- Implemented a hand sanitation station at the registration desk and gear fitting areas.
- Reinforced employee health and hygiene practices, including sending volunteers and staff home and encouraging those who are unwell to stay home if their demonstrated health symptoms could impact upon colleagues or participants.
- Disallowing staff and volunteers from engaging in physical contact when greeting colleagues and participants.
- Updated our cancellation/refund policy to prevent attendants who are unwell with cold/flu-like symptoms.
We kindly ask anyone who feels unwell to postpone the tour until fully recovered, and we encourage you to stay up to date via Australian Government Coronavirus Health Information Line: 1800 020 080 and SA COVID-19 updates website https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/
Thank you for playing your part in keeping our community healthy. We are grateful for your understanding during this challenging time.