Swim with Eagle Rays at Seacliff Beach - 20 May
- Duration: 90 Minutes (approx.)
- Location: Kingston Park Coastal Reserve (Brighton Beach front Holiday Park Car Park) near Oceans Seafood)
- Product code: PSDP3V
Join EMS accredited snorkel guides for a snorkel at Seacliff Beach & Kingston Park reef. This reef is home to an amazing variety of colourful fish, invertebrates, sea weeds, and seagrass. A short drive from Adelaide, you can enjoy the beach, cafes, picnic areas, and easy reef access. Small groups (maximum of 6 participants to a guide, usually 3-4 per guide) investigate life along the beach and shallow reef - no more than 2m deep. Snorkel guides lead the tours and are often accompanied by student or qualified marine biologists. At the easy beach entry point, you’ll be welcomed by cowfish, crabs, inquisitive eagle rays and large schools of whiting and yellow eyed mullet. As you move along the reef, search for sea stars, colourful reef fish, squid, cuttlefish (if you are very lucky, you may even spot a small wobbegong, fiddler ray, dolphin or seadragon!).
EMS snorkel tours are suitable for adults with and without children. Friends and families are grouped together.
We Provide a wetsuit, mask (goggles), snorkel, fins (flippers), and an accredited guide.
We have wetsuits from adult 5XL down to child 4.
All wetsuits are washed, and mask/snorkels sterilised between uses with COVID-19 approved chemicals.
Bring your own mask and snorkel if you have them.
Children 5 and over and people of all abilities, who are confident in the water and can swim at least 25 metres can come along.
One adult carer per 2 children 15 yrs and under, the adult must supervise at all times.
A person living with a disability must be supervised and supported by an adult Carer, we accept companion card.
EMS can provide an immersive wheelchair, modified wetsuits and extra floatation devices.
If you require extra assistance or have any special requirements, please tell us when booking your ticket. We might call you to make sure we have the right things to support you on the day.
Please get there 30 minutes before your start time, you will have to fill out forms and put on your wetsuit and snorkel gear.
Everyone must wear a wetsuit or safety vest.
Toilets and shaded picnic tables are available
Easy access to the beach.
Accessible car parking.
Event location - EMS Snorkel leaders will have a registration table set up near the beach entrance at northern end of Kingston Park Coastal Reserve (next to Brighton Beachfront Holiday Park) - look for the EMS trailer, marquee tent and banner.
Google 'oceans seafood' - we are set up near carpark and beach access stairs.
Please save the dates - Saturday 20th May and Saturday 3rd June.
Save both Saturday 20th May and Saturday 3rd June in your calendar. This event is scheduled for Saturday 20th May but if the event is cancelled, we will reschedule all paid participants to Saturday 3rd June.
Are snorkel tours only for children? Or for adults too?
EMS snorkel tours are for all ages, adults, and children from 5 years and up. Children under 15 years will need to be accompanied and supervised in the water by a paying adult. For ages 5-7, no more than one child per adult. For ages 8 and above, no more than 2 children per adult.
What concessions are available?
A 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.
A student is defined as any primary or secondary school student or full time tertiary and post-secondary students who have an approved photo ID.
Companion Card is accepted.
Are warm wetsuits and snorkel gear provided?
Yes, as part of the ticket price we supply toasty warm wetsuits with boots as well as snorkel gear (mask, snorkel, and fins).
Will I be cold?
We use appropriate thickness wetsuits to ensure that you are snug and warm. If you feel the cold let us know when booking as extra body liners and hooded vests can be provided.
Do I have to wear a wetsuit?
When participating in an EMS snorkel tour a wetsuit will need to be worn to provide buoyancy, protect from stingers, sunburn, and abrasion. If you can’t wear a wetsuit then a buoyancy vest will be provided.
Can I bring my own wetsuit and snorkel gear?
Yes, we encourage you to bring your own gear, but please ensure if you bring your own snorkel gear it is fit for purpose and wetsuit it is full length and appropriate thickness for water temperature (5-7mm winter and 3mm summer).
Can I wear a weight belt?
EMS does not provide a weight belt. You are welcome to bring your own weight belt If you have a dive certification (EMS will need to sight this certification and have you sign a registration form stating that you will wear your own weight belt. Weight belt not to be more than 10% of your body weight or make you negatively buoyant).
What facilities are there at the event site
Basic facilities include toilets, change rooms, a shelter/picnic area and during
How deep do you go? How far out?
We stay close (usually within 10-15m) to the reef and jetty at a maximum depth of 6m.
I have never snorkelled before and can’t swim well can I join a tour?
No. We advise you to sign up for an EMS Snorkel 101 class - an introduction to snorkelling where the basics of snorkelling are taught in a controlled pool environment. Book via our website.
What is income from tickets used for?
Funding, in-kind support and hundreds of volunteer hours makes it possible to reduce the price of event tickets by up to 60%. EMS is a not-for-profit and all funds raised from ticket sales go to overheads such as event coordination and supervision by dive professionals, insurance, equipment storage and volunteer expenses such as training and travel subsidy.
Where do I meet to take part in the tour?
EMS Snorkel leaders will have a registration table set up near the beach entrance at northern end of Kingston Park Coastal Reserve (next to Brighton Beachfront Holiday Park) - 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.
What is your cancellation policy?
No shows and cancellations inside 72 hours prior – no refunds or transfers, excluding refund for any additional merchandise items purchased. Cancellations from time of booking up to 72 hours prior to departure – refund with 20% cancellation fee or transfer to another EMS tour or event with a 20% administration fee. Extra payment for price difference may be required.
COVID-19: Advice for snorkel tour participants
In response to COVID-19, we listen to Government advice.
EMS always uses well maintained and suitable equipment
The water we swim in contains a large number of microbes, so our equipment is cleaned and sanitised after every use.
Standard Operating Procedures Manual
all equipment is sanitised after each use.
masks and snorkels are submerged for 15 minutes in a solution of Milton’s Antibacterial Solution (Milton™ contains sodium hypochlorite and is used by hospitals and government agencies to kill COVID-19).
- Masks are treated with detergent or commercial de-fog spray before use.
- Hoods are treated with commercial germicidal disinfectant Mediclean™ (effective against COVID-19) and rinsed before being air-dried and stored.
EMS safety provisions have been increased due to COVID 19
- Increased our already strong equipment cleaning and sanitation measures.
- a hand sanitation station at the registration desk and gear fitting areas.
- health and hygiene practices, including sending volunteers and staff home who are unwell and instructing anyone who is unwell to stay home i
- staff and volunteers will not have physical contact when greeting colleagues and participants.
- changed our cancellation/refund policy to prevent attendants who are unwell with cold/flu-like symptoms attending
We kindly ask anyone who feels unwell to stay home and to stay up to date via the 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 keeping our community healthy and for your understanding during this challenging time.