If you’re looking to don your mask and flippers and do a spot of snorkelling, you’re in luck.
The South West Edge is a snorkellers paradise, taking you along one of the most beautiful and diverse coastlines in the world. We’ve compiled six of our favourite (and slightly lesser known) snorkelling spots along The Edge so you know where to stop to get the very best underwater experience.
1. Rottnest Island, Perth
Rotto is famous for its crystal clear water and many snorkelling spots, but did you know there’s a marine snorkel trail? Head over to Parker Point on the southern side of the island and look out for the yellow buoys in the water. You’ll find the marine trail, which features a number of plaques on the seabed which allow you to read about the abundant flora and fish life in the area. There are close to 400 species of fish and 20 species of coral around the island, so this is a snorkellers paradise!
2. Dolphin Discovery Centre, Bunbury
Want to swim with wild dolphins? Pop on your wet-suit and snorkel at Bunbury’s Dolphin Discovery Centre. During the warmer months from November to April, you can join a Dolphin Swim Tour and immerse yourself in the calm waters of Koombana Bay where wild Bottlenose Dolphins roam in their own environment. Accompanied by an experienced guide and trained volunteers, you will venture into the open waters where the dolphins may initiate interaction – a truly exhilarating experience!