Oyster Stacks Snorkelling Area, Exmouth

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  • During our stay in this area, we snorkelled at the popular Turquoise Bay and Lakeside Beach, but my favourite spot was easily Oyster Stacks. There are some downsides: 1. no facilities here for getting...  more »
  • Called here as we were told it was a great snorkel site. Access is from the rocky foreshore and it may be difficult for the less agile, but at 71 I made it into and out of the water without great diff...  more »
  • We were told that this place was good for kids but as others have noted, the rocky platform made it harder for small children and the elderly to enter. Otherwise once in you will be rewarded with prol...  more »
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  • One of my favourite snorkelling spots in the world. Access to the water is through rocks, so care needs to be taken when getting to and out of the water. I prefer the place with low tide, but in this case water depth is about 1.2 m. However, there are plenty of corals, so it can be much shallower in fact in some areas (you have some sorts of "canyons" you need to navigate). As a rule of thumb, I would avoid touching anything in the water because it can be either dangerous (and poisonous) or delicate (and so get damaged or killed). So, if someone is not a good swimmer and needs breaks, I would take floating aids with me. Snorkelling gear is also a must! Although I did not take underwater pictures, we saw a couple of turtles here. In fact, swimming next to one has been one of my best experiences ever. There are plenty of parrot fish, other colourful fish and obviously coral as well: it is as if you were in an aquarium. Look out for octopuses, creayfish and giant green or purple clams.
  • very rocky, easy to get hurt, windy, unstable current, colorful fish, not very much suit for kids.
  • best snorkeling area!!

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