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Ideal snorkelling places in sunshine coast – The Best Spots to Explore Underwater

Sunshine Coast is exactly what the name suggests, sunshine and beaches! If you are hoping for more beautiful landscapes, the area provides ample diving and snorkelling spots to find them under water.

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Bray Rock

Bray Rock

Bray Rock is a great place to enjoy a snorkelling session. However, most seasoned snorkelling enthusiasts recommend that you pick your time right. The Caloundra River tends to empty out to make the waters at Bray Rock quite dirty. This means low visibility. During the low tide, the water is too shallow for snorkelling. However, when the timing and conditions are right, Bray Rock is an excellent spot to explore the underwater scenery. If you are on the lookout for great holiday accommodation Caloundra, be sure to consider the Oaks Oasis Resort for a memorable stay.

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Moreton Island

Moreton Island

Moreton Island is located one hour from Brisbane. This is one of the most beloved snorkelling sites in Queensland. The Tangalooma Wrecks is a favourite among snorkelling enthusiasts for the many underwater exploration opportunities they provide. The area features 15 wrecks which were actually sunken deliberately a few years ago. These wrecks became the famous man-made reef that snorkelling enthusiasts clamour to explore. Needless to say, the reef is home to a wide array of marine life including fish, dugongs, turtles and wobbegongs. Located five kilometres to the northwest from Moreton Island is Flinders Reef which is home to more than 200 species of fish and 100 species of coral.

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Raper Shoal

Raper Shoal

Raper Shoal is located about 500 metres off the Currimundi Beach. This is a widely popular spot for fishing but it also offers some great snorkelling opportunities. Raper Shoal is home to a large rock formation that is surrounded by sand. This rock is covered with a wide array of corals and other creatures. If you love fishing and snorkelling, Raper Shoal is the perfect choice! If you are lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of some dolphins.

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Point Arkwright

Point Arkwright

Point Arkwright in Coolum is a great spot to enjoy snorkelling as it is home to a lovely shallow coral reef. Despite its location just off the shore, the coral reef can be difficult to reach as it is located at the base of the cliffs. This is a beautiful snorkelling spot that features large schools of fish that feed on the bottom. If you love a good swim, the area along the rocks at the cliff base is a good spot. Point Arkwright is also famous for turtle sightings. According to most snorkelling enthusiasts, the area is prone to strong currents and rough weather and best suited for snorkelers with a bit more experience. There are also quite a few deep spots that may make things difficult for novice snorkelers.

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Mudjimba Island

Mudjimba Island

Mudjimba Island is easy to reach and features great conditions for snorkelers with at all skill levels. The Island features a shallow ledge that is covered with corals on the western side. This is a massive coral formation sitting in calm and sheltered waters. The corals are vibrant and provide a home and food to a variety of marine creatures. Snorkelers will come across schools of fish as well as eels, wobbegongs and eels. The waters around the island is also home to a bottlenose dolphin pod who just might pay a visit while you are there.