Wheelie Awesome Wheelchair Snorkel - Port Noarlunga Beach - Sunday 17th Ma...

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Port Noarlunga Jetty

96 Esplanade


Port Noarlunga, SA 5167


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Join us on a wheelie awesome wheelchair snorkel

This is South Australia’s inaugural wheelchair snorkel event. The event is made possible via support from Department of Human Services, DEW Marine Parks, EMS Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries Inc. and City of Onkaparinga.

This pilot program is open to those with mobility issues such as cerebal palsy, spina bifida, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, amputee and wheelchair users. The program will be a test case for future inclusive snorkel events.

We have 5 places on this pilot program - who can register?

The program is open to those who are confident in water, physically fit and can swim.

You will be required to fill in a liability release and disclaimer form. You will make yourself available for pre-snorkel consultation and wetsuit fitting in first week of March (Date TBC). A modified wetsuit with extra long zips for easy donning will be provided.

Fully inclusive. Bring your family!

This is a fully inclusive event. Please feel free to bring along your family (Max. 3 – e.g. an adult carer or your partner and two kids). Extra participants can fill out registration form and pay a $10 fee on day (or via link provided).

For further information please contact Yvette Eglinton on 0412 066 045

Being a launch of EMS inclusive snorkel program "Wheelie Awesome Snorkel Tours" we may have media and representatives of funding bodies on site for media coverage (TV, radio, social media and print). Therefore you will need to consent to photos and video for media on day and future marketing of program by City of Onkaparinga, DEW Marine Parks, Department of Human Services and EMS Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries Inc.

Please arrive 1 hour before your snorkel for briefing, wetsuit and snorkel gear fitting.

There will be extra parking close by and a toilet on site.

Location: Meet on boardwalk above Port Noarlunga Jetty Boat Ramp - you will see EMS Experiencig Marine Sanctuaries Marquee tent and registration table.

Snorkel tour times:

10am – Snorkel 1. (Arrive 9am).

11am – Snorkel 2. (Arrive 10am).

12pm – Snorkel 3. (Arrive 11am).

2pm – Snorkel 4. (Arrive 1pm).

3pm – Snorkel 5. (Arrive 2pm).

Example of gear up and briefing for 10am snorkel tour

9am - arrive and meet your guides.

9.05am - Briefing – safety and what to expect (putting on gear etc.).

9.15am - Marine park /marine life introductory talk (Marine Parks Ranger).

9.25am - Wetsuit on (wetsuit, boots, gloves and hood) + your carer to don wetsuit.

9.40am – Transfer to Mobi beach chair

9.45am - Waters edge safety briefing + mask and snorkel ready.

9.50am - Out to 1m of water on sand to put on mask and snorkel

10am - Disembark wheelchair onto floatation device (pool noodle).

10.25am – back onto mobi beach chair

10.30am – out of water

10.40am – out of wetsuit and off mobi beach chair

10.50am – debrief

What to bring:

Carer to assist with wetsuit and assist in water.

Wetsuit and snorkel gear if you have them

Water and snack

Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses

Warm clothes for after snorkel

Waterproof camera if you have one.

A smile and sense of adventure.

The Sanctuary Zone

Port Noarlunga Reef has been an aquatic reserve since 1971 and a Marine Park Sanctaury since 2014 and is home to an amazing variety of colourful fish and plant life. We have seen some amazing marine life on the reef during our March snorkels including longsnout boarfish, dolphins, baby seadragons, large gurnard, port jackson sharks, spotted wobbegongs and large schools of reef fish.


Where do I meet to take part in tour?

EMS Snorkel leaders will have a registration table and information desk set up near boat ramp just north of jetty - look for the EMS trailer and marquee.

Is there an age limit to enter the event?

The event is open to those 15 years and above who can swim.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Bring your own wetsuit and snorkeling gear if you have it (if you dont have your own snorkeling equipment we can provide free of charge).

Do you need to have snorkeling experience?

You dont need snorkeling experience but you do need to be able to swim at least 50m.

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Port Noarlunga Jetty

96 Esplanade


Port Noarlunga, SA 5167


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