Snorkel Tours with Cooly Dive
Snorkelling on the Gold Coast with the turtles is just a 20 minute boat ride from Coolangatta/Tweed Heads. We snorkel out at the Cook Island Marine Reserve, which is a small protected island just off the coast with a large population of sea turtles.
Cook Island plays host to an abundance of soft and hard coral gardens, lion fish, groper, damselfish, clown fish, kingfish, schools of baitfish and many more. Green turtles are abundent all year round, with the occasional Loggerhead and Hawksbill turtles adopting this turtle sanctuary as home.
You’ll be provided with top quality masks, snorkels, fins and springsuits/full length wetsuits [seasonal]. For those who like a little extra buoyancy in the water, we have ‘noodles’ which will help to keep you safely afloat, as well as view boards for those not so comfortable in the water, or great for the little ones!
The snorkelling is done off the back of one of our boats, Whale Watcher or Nauti-Cat, with the reef only a short 5-10 metre swim away. Your snorkelling guide will give you a thorough briefing before you enter the water, with some tips and techniques for the first-timers. There is a professional snorkelling guide in the water with you at all times who will guide you around on a tour, and is there to answer any questions or give extra assistance.