Snorkelling and diving near Mount Gambier
Renowned as one of the most unusual snorkelling and dive spots in Australia, Piccaninnie Ponds Conservation Park has crystal clear freshwater (visibility up to 40 metres) with amazing limestone features covered in green algae. There is a deep chasm and an underwater cave. You need a permit to snorkel or dive here and timeslots are allocated. The park is situated on Discovery Bay, 32 kilometres south of Mount Gambier. The nearby Ewens Ponds Conservation Park is more suited to snorkelling than diving, with spring-fed channels, pygmy perch and crayfish.
DEH Mount Gambier: (08) 8735 1177
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