Renowned for its beautiful beaches and arguably the world’s “whitest sand beaches” Jervis Bay is one of my favorite destinations in New South Wales.
In our attempt to find some of the best snorkel spots in New South Wales, we decided to try it out at Jervis Bay. Dive Jervis Bay provides diving and snorkeling trips in this region. So we joined their team and headed off past “The Point Perpendicular”, along with their divers, about an hour from the Huskisson Point. The area was aptly named “The drum and the drum stick”.
The Seals over here definitely make the ride worth it. Depth of the ocean is about 20m here and the sea was a bit rough for snorkeling when we were there. But the divers say that they had a great dive with the Seals diving and swimming along with them and I hear that there is also an underwater cave. So for the divers its probably one of the coolest dive spots in Jervis Bay.
After this, we headed of to the infamous Bowen Island, which is more popular for its varied marine life and more of a snorkel spot.
The depth of the ocean here is only 5m and you can see the sea bed while snorkeling. And if you can duck dive, you can even dive to the sea bed.
We spotted Yellow tail fishes, a juvenile grey nurse shark which was about 1m long, a blue groper and many other kinds of fishes.
The rocks on the sea bed provided a spectacular setting and the sea here is not as rough, so its quite friendly even for the first timers.
Our return journey was memorable with Dolphins cruising along with our boat. Apparently they love swimming right infront of the boats.
Given that we are noobs in snorkeling and have beginner to average swimming skills, we were a bit nervous, but the Dive Jervis Bay team were really helpful and super friendly. They served tea, coffee, soup and some snacks onboard after the snorkel/dive. Their utmost priority was the safety and comfort-ability of the people and have been super supportive by providing us with the additional attention we needed. I would highly recommend them and our next goal would be to “try dive” with them!