The Bazaruto Archipelago is a group of six dune islands in Mozambique, namely Bazaruto, Benguera, Magaruque, Banque, Santa Carolina and Shell. The island complex is situated at 750 km/466 mi from Maputo. Known as the "Pearl of the Indian Ocean", the Archipelago is an island resort that hosts a protected and abundant marine life. The climate here is characterized by wet and dry seasons.
- ABOUT THE SPOT
Snorkeling in The Steps, Kurnell, New South Wales Australia
The Steps is considered to be a great shore dive spot and it is very popular among divers, snorkelers and fishermen. The marine life is abundant with lots of weedy sea dragons, giant cuttlefish, octopus, moray eel, blue groper, eagle rays, Port Jackson shark, nudibranch, yellowtail and cat fish to name just a few. The average depth here is at 9 m/29.5 ft and the maximum depth is at 14 m/45.9 ft.
Visibility is generally considered to be good and the best time to snorkel is on an incoming tide. Water temperature is up to 21°C/69.8°F in summer and early autumn months and between 14-18°C/57.2-64.4°F in winter. It is a crowded spot, especially during weekends.
Last but not least, The Steps is located in the Kurnell National Park. You are required to pay an entry fee to the park.
Note: be careful of other snorkelers, divers and fishing lines.