Blairgowrie:

Population: 2255 (2006)
Postcode: 3942
Area: 6.3 km (2.4 sq mi)
Property Value: AUD $490,000
Location:
  • 87 km (54 mi) from Melbourne
  • 13 km (8 mi) from Rosebud
  • Local Government Area: Shire of Mornington Peninsula
    State District: Nepean
    Federal Division: Flinders
    In and around Blairgowrie:
    Sorrento Port Phillip
    Blairgowrie Rye
    Bass Strait
    Mornington Peninsula Small-Group Seahorses Snorkel Tour more_vert
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    The Blairgowrie seahorses snorkel excursion gets you in amongst the underwater wildlife and color with a unique opportunity to explore the waterfront and marina in a way no other tour does.  Discover the color of the underwater world and it’s unique local inhabitants: nudibranchs, cuttlefish, seahorses and rays in front of your eyes. You'll be surprised by the vibrant sponges and soft corals that flourish in the environment.

    If you have never snorkeled before this is the perfect opportunity to try it out in a safe environment while enjoying amazing views of Port Phillip Bay. New beginner freedivers will also enjoy the chance to see local unique marine life that exists nowhere else on earth. Nestled outside the hustle and bustle, Blairgowrie is a popular location for sailing and diving. Join this 2-hour excursion from shore and you'll be taken behind the scenes of this vibrant, marina waterfront to discover the hidden secrets of Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay, Victoria.

    Departing from the beach near the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron on the Mornington Peninsula, the tour begins just near the water's edge. Already during your journey you will have witnessed prestigious homes perched along the Point Nepean Rd, now you will see from the water the beauty of this location above and below the surface.  

    Before entering the water, you'll be greeted by your local guide and listen to a short briefing on what to expect during the 2-hour snorkel / freedive excursion. Slipping into your own wetsuit or the one you hired (additional cost), you'll begin to hear the stories of Blairgowrie and marvel at the luxury boats in the distance. Starting in the shallows, during the tour keep an eye out for the resident rays, giant cuttlefish, seadragons and squid. At the beginning of winter you won't believe your eyes when you see tens of thousands of spider crabs congregating during their annual march to moult their shells.

    Under the safety of the pier and breakwater, you'll see amazing marine life. No day snorkeling is ever the same at Blairgowrie, your local guide helps you discover the details rarely seen, safely and easily.

    Your discovery of Blairgowrie's underwater secrets is perfect for taking photos, memories that will keep you coming back.

    Dress Code

    • Bring your swimmers, a towel and wetsuit
    • Recommend wetsuits 3.5mm with hood, gloves and booties (Summer)
    • Thicker wetsuits (5mm) are recommended in Spring/Autumn
    • Rental wetsuits 5mmare available if you do not have your own. These must be requested at time of booking 

    What to Bring

    • Towel
    • Camera / Go Pro
    • Re-usable water/drink bottle
    • We recommend that you do not bring your valuables to the beach

    Other Info

    • Snorkelers will have a safety float available and wetsuits are buoyant, to ensure a safe and comfortable experience
    • Snorkelers must have the ability to stay afloat in the water without the use of equipment. Comfortable swimming 328-feet (100-meters) distance 

    Medical Conditions

    • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions (to be checked)
    • All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to participating
    • Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor

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