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Snorkel With Seals - Swim with Seals Sydney
The seals are located a 10-minute boat ride from Port Kembla Harbour. (We do not offer any transport from Sydney to Port Kembla).
Snorkeling with Seals is one of the most thrilling in water experiences imaginable. Seals are one of the most fascinating creatures you can ever swim with. All they want to do is play with you, and if you don't want to play with them then they will find someone or something else to play with.
The day includes:
- 2-hour boat dive adventure
- Divemaster services
- Small groups to maximize interaction with the seals
Note: Freedivers must come with a buddy to ensure correct freediving protocols. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Anyone under 45kg is required to provide their own wetsuit.
To maximize your enjoyment while you snorkel with seals, we strongly recommend you hire a Thermalution Heated Undergarment unless you own your own.
We have been diving in the area or 18 years and have never seen a dangerous shark. Although the risks of encountering a dangerous shark in the areas are negligible, to ensure your peace of mind, we dive with the protection of a Shark Shield and No-Shark electronic shark deterrents.
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Swimming with Seals
Swimming with the Australian fur seals at Martin Island, located near Wollongong, is an incredible experience that draws many visitors to the area. The island is just a short 10-minute boat ride from the Port Kembla Boat Ramp, making it easily accessible for those interested in swimming with these amazing creatures.
The island is home to a colony of 40-70 Australian fur seals, primarily consisting of a bachelor group of males who take on the role of mentors for juvenile seals. Visitors can observe their interactions and learn about the social behavior of these animals.
Swimming with the seals in their natural habitat is an unforgettable experience. The fur seals are playful and curious, and may approach visitors to investigate them. It's important to remember that while these animals are friendly, they are still wild and should be treated with respect and caution.
One fascinating aspect of swimming with the fur seals at Martin Island is observing their behaviour both in and out of the water. Visitors can see the seals using their back flippers separately to walk slowly on land, and can also observe them swimming and playing in the water. It's also interesting to note that a dry seal looks quite different from a seal in the water, allowing visitors to see the variation in their appearance.
Overall, swimming with the Australian fur seals at Martin Island near Wollongong is an incredible opportunity to experience these amazing creatures up close and in their natural habitat. It's a unique and rewarding experience that is sure to leave visitors with memories that will last a lifetime