We offer free snorkel lessons in our on-site heated pool to those of you without a lot of experience or wanting to get acquainted with the equipment before heading out to Julian Rocks. These lessons start 30 minutes prior to the meeting time, please advise us if you would like to book in. PLEASE NOTE ALL CUSTOMERS WITH NO PRIOR SNORKELING EXPERIENCE WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE SNORKEL LESSON PRIOR TO THE TOUR COMMENCING. FAILURE TO ARRIVE 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE TOUR FOR THIS LESSON WILL RESULT IN YOU NOT BEING ABLE TO PARTICIPATE, NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN. ALL SNORKEL TOUR PARTICIPANTS MUST BE ABLE TO SWIM AND MUST BE COMFORTABLE IN THE WATER.
Byron Bay Dive Centre: Snorkel Trip. Open tickets give 7 days notice to book. All tickets must re-confirm 48 hours prior. Ph: 1800 243 483 or 02 6685 8333.
Please bring swimmers and a towel.
-Please let us know if you have any medical conditions or have had any recent medical procedures that we need to be aware of that can be affected by strenuous physical activity e.g. asthma, heart conditions, lung disorders.
Please note that we have a 48 hour cancellation policy. This means that if you need to cancel or change a booking for any reason, we need to know 48 hours before the activity is due to commence. If cancellation or change is made after that time, we charge a 100% cancellation fee. If this is a problem, please contact us immediately.
*All tours operate on NSW Daylight Savings Time (October to April; we are one hour ahead of Queensland).
If you are travelling from 45 minutes to an hour or more away on the day of the tour we would recommend to call us the day before to check conditions for your tour.
A snorkel trip to Julian Rocks Marine Reserve includes the boat ride (on which we frequently see dolphins), a snorkel guide to show you around for up to 1 hour, equipment hire (mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuit) and a free snorkel lesson (if required).
Whilst snorkelling you are supervised by qualified dive staff who will ensure you get the most from your trip to Julian Rocks Marine Reserve.
On your return to the dive shop you can have a hot shower before our dive crew help you identify some of the creatures you saw
What to Bring: Swim suit & towel
Snorkel Byron Bay’s Julian Rocks Marine Reserve. Julian Rocks is one of the few dive sites where you can swim with tropical species found on the Great Barrier Reef as well animals from Australia’s deep Southern Ocean. The reserve is home to three different species of sea turtle, an assortment of rays including mantas, hard and soft corals, friendly wobbegong sharks and over four hundred different species of fish. All of this is only a five-minute boat ride from Byron Bay.
All snorkel tour participants must be able to swim and must be comfortable in the water.