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Shakespeare Snorkel Day

Shakespear snorkel 24

Explore the waters of Army Bay reef with an experienced snorkel guide; you never know what you might spot? Discover spotties, eagle rays, sweep, parore, nudibranchs and more! Whilst not in the water you can learn more about your local marine and freshwater environments at our info stalls. Fun for the whole whānau. Sea conditions permitting. Postponements via email, on website and facebook page.

This event is run in partnership with Whitebait Connection, Seaweek and is funded by the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board, The Bobby Stafford-Bush Foundation and Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa.


Saturday 24th February


Beginners Group: 10.00am - 11.30pm

Intermediate/Advanced Group: 11.30am - 1.00pm

Beginners Group: 1.30pm - 3.00pm


Preregistration recommended


Group definitions:

Beginners group - First time snorkellers, non swimmers or low confidence swimmers welcome.

Intermediate/Advanced groups - This group is for people who have snorkelled at least once or twice before, and have moderate swimming ability or above.


Where: Army Bay Beach, 1468 Whangaparaoa Road, Army Bay, Auckland



Bring your own gear or get free hire of our mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuits. Recommended for everyone 4 years and up. All children under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult in the water. Experienced guides and advanced safety procedures will be in place on the day.

Experiencing Marine Reserves runs a series of free and subsidised events throughout the year - we rely on your support to make them happen. We appreciate donations, either cash/eftpos on the day, online or by giving a koha of your time volunteering at a future event.

If you are unwell or isolating please do not attend this event.