SNORKLING and SCUBA are big drawcards to the area. Not just because we have 83 beaches stretched along 110 kilometres of coastline that all have little headlands and coves and caverns but because of the pristine clear waters and the fact that you can get explore without heaps of folks competing you for the freedom and tranquility of being just you and the sea.
The Eurobodalla region has some of the most spectacular and unspoilt coastline on the South Coast of NSW. There are plenty of beautiful spots to choose from, as well as quiet coves and reefs in sheltered bays.
There are protected patches away from ocean swells with gentle waves and light currents for the kids. This is a rugged coastline though, exposed to the Tasman Sea and care should always be taken, even in the calmest bays.
The Eurobodalla Tourism site has great Snorkling tips for the area and a terrific brochure of the must see areas in the region to snorkle.
Suggested snorkelling site locations are (North to South) :
Chain Bay to Acheron Ledge - Maloneys Beach
12 km north of Batemans Bay
5 km south of Batemans Bay
14 km south of Batemans Bay
18 km south of Batemans Bay
Tomakin 18 km south Batemans Bay
Mossy Point 16 km north of Moruya
Broulee 14 km north of Moruya
9 km east of Bodalla
5 km east of Narooma off the coast
Montague Island is considered to one of the best dive spots in the country. It’s a diving gem really as you get up close to Australian and New Zealand fur seals that inhabit the nature reserve.
12 km south of Narooma
For the SCUBA enthusiast:
A popular dive, just a 10 minute boat ride from Batemans Bay, is the Tollgate Islands and is a Must Do for the more experienced diver as it is identified as one of the last remaining sanctuaries for Grey Nurse sightings.
The Tollgate Islands and Montague Island are both within the Batemans Marine Park and are protected Grey Nurse habitats.