Guided Cuttlefish Snorkels with Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries

take an intimate tour with accredited guides to witness the amazing cuttlefish

Join the nationally accredited snorkel guides from Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries and National Parks and Wildlife Service staff for a guided snorkel with the amazing Giant Australian Cuttlefish at Stony Point in the Upper Spencer Gulf Marine Park. You’ll learn about their blue blood and see firsthand their colourful mating rituals in a safe group environment

When: July 6 - July 21  
Where: Stony Point Cuttlefish Dive Site & Point Lowly



Cuttlefest Extravaganza! National Parks Cuttlefish Snorkelling Day


Discounted snorkels thanks to the National Parks and Wildlife Service

When: Sunday July 7  
Where: Stony Point Cuttlefish Dive Site & Point Lowly



Plunge into the thrill of Cuttlefest 2024! Immerse yourself in an extraordinary snorkelling adventure with the incredible Giant Australian Cuttlefish at Stony Point, near Whyalla in the Upper Spencer Gulf Marine Park. Join our certified snorkel guides, marine biologists, and National Parks and Wildlife Service staff for a captivating journey into the underwater realm. Witness the vibrant mating rituals of these fascinating creatures at the worlds only known breeding aggregation of up to 250,000 cuttlefish and uncover the secrets of their camouflage, unique blue blood & three hearts! Get ready for an unforgettable marine tour experience!

Stony Point's reef is a rich habitat not only for Giant Australian Cuttlefish but also a diverse range of marine life, including vibrant plant life, colourful sponges, fish, sea lions, rays, whales, and dolphins. Embark on a guided tour lasting up to 90 minutes, including gearing up in warm wetsuits, a safety briefing, snorkelling, and a debriefing session.

This experience is designed for both adults and children (5 years and above) who can swim at least 25 meters and tread water. Children under 15 must be accompanied and supervised in the water by a paying adult, who is also a participant in the tour.

Snorkelling occurs in water depths ranging from 1-5 meters, mostly staying close to the shore to ensure the best views of the colourful displays under sunlight. Our small groups, led by experienced guides and marine biologists, guarantee an immersive and educational adventure. We provide warm wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins, and PADI accredited guides.

Feel free to bring your own wetsuit and snorkel gear, and if you have special requirements or disabilities, let us know when booking for personalised assistance.

Arrive at Stony Point at least 30 minutes before your tour starts to complete the registration form and get fitted with your wetsuit and snorkel gear. All participants must wear a wetsuit.

Location: Find Stony Point on the map here or search for 'Stony Point, Giant Cuttlefish dive site' on Google Maps.

On-site facilities include parking, toilets, showers, wi-fi, change rooms, fire pits, food/coffee vans and shaded picnic tables. 

Cancellation and refund policies apply, so please review them (detailed below) before booking. In the event of extreme weather conditions or shark sightings, we reserve the right to move to a Plan B location or cancel for safety reasons.

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