Snorkeling in Penguin Island, Perth, Western Australia Australia

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Perth is the capital city of Western Australia, located on the Swan River. The climate here is classified as Mediterranean, with hot and dry summers and cool and wet winters. Immerse yourself in the unique combination of stunning natural surroundings, beautiful beaches with clear waters, greenery park-lands and outstanding city architecture that attract visitors all year long.

Penguin Island is located at about 50 km/31.1 mi in the south of Perth. It is home to over 1200 fairy penguins and offers to locals and visitors stunning marine and coastal scenery. Shallow waters off the coast make snorkeling easy and suitable for beginners. The average depth of the site is at 0.3 m/1 ft and the maximum depth is at 0.5 m/1.6 ft.

In addition, visibility is medium and varies from 5 m/16.4 ft to 10 m/32.8 ft. Furthermore, the area is suitable for snorkelers of all levels. Keep in mind that, there is a reef behind the island that offers great snorkeling and diving opportunities, with a nice wall dive. Also, the area between Penguin and Seal Islands provides good snorkeling. Last but not least, you can reach the island via a ferry ride from Mersey Point Jetty, lasting for about 10mins.