Snorkelling on the Sunshine Coast
Mudjimba Island (aka Old Woman Island) has beautiful snorkelling opportunities. The reef is only 3-5 meters below the surface, and you can find beautiful hard and soft corals, lots of tropical fish, turtles and crustaceans to name a few.
We offer snorkelling trips to Mudjimba Island during school holiday periods and other times on demand – It is a 25 minute boat ride from our dive shop at Mooloolaba.
$89 per person includes:
- Boat trip
Snorkeling hire equipment prices:
- HIRE Mask/Snorkel & Fins package – $10
- HIRE Wetsuit – $15 (optional) – highly recommended for July through to September
A non-snorkelling participant can book a seat on the boat for $50 – you’ll find this option in the ‘optional extras’ section when you’re making a booking.
Meet at Scuba World, 207 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba and complete waiver = 10 minutes
Snorkeling equipment fitting = 10 minutes
Boat ride = 25 minutes
Snorkelling @ Mudjimba Island = 1 hour
Return boat ride = 25 minutes
Total approximate time for snorkelling experience = 2 hours
- Must be at least 9 years of age
- Under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
- Must have a reasonable swimming ability
- Are required to complete a medical and waiver prior to the experience
We require a minimum of 8 people before we run a snorkelling trip. The trip is very weather dependent
- Wed 13 December – 1:45 pm – 3:45 pm
- Fri 15 December – 1:45 pm – 3:45 pm
- Thu 21 December – 1:30 pm – 3:45 pm
- Fri 22 December – 1:45 pm – 3:45 pm
- Mon 8 January – 1pm – 3:15pm
- Mon 15 January – 2pm – 4:30pm
- Dates for April coming soon
Where else to snorkle Sunshine Coast?
Mudjimba Island is the best choice for snorkelling on the Sunshine Coast.
All other reef sites on the Sunshine Coast are too deep (8 – 30 metres) for beginner snorkelling.
The only shore snorkelling Sunshine Coast offers is off rocky headlands: Kings Beach (Caloundra), Point Cartwright (Mooloolaba), Point Arkwright (Coolum), Noosa National Park (Noosa). All these locations are a no go when the swell or wind is up. Snorkelling on rocky headlands can be dangerous.