SA’s coolest winter festival is CuttleFest

The Giant Australian Cuttlefish are waiting and Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries has you covered this CuttleFest.

Winter’s coolest festival has to be CuttleFest, 30th of June – 21st of July, celebrating the opportunity to swim with the incredible Giant Australian Cuttlefish that will change colour before your eyes, raise parts of their skin and suddenly change shape and texture to resemble their surrounds such as rocks or seaweed.  

Tickets are on sale now and selling fast to those ready to tick off an incredible bucket list item – if you do one thing this winter make sure it’s this!

This huge aggregation of tens of thousands of these amazing animals happens in one place on earth – the Upper Spencer Gulf. It has people travelling from interstate and overseas to experience the magnificence of swimming with them to check out their blue blood, 3 hearts, 8 arms and 2 feeding tentacles.

For locals and those from interstate and abroad, Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries (EMS), SA’s premier not for profit community snorkelling organisation has guided snorkel tours ready to make this amazing opportunity as easy as possible. You book a ticket, turn up and let EMS and the Giant Australian Cuttlefish do the rest! 

This huge aggregation of tens of thousands of these amazing animals happens in one place on earth – the Upper Spencer Gulf.

An EMS snorkel tour enables you to truly get involved in CuttleFest and see these magnificent creatures in their own environment, after all, life’s too short to just be an observer!  

Bookings are made online, with tours available during the school holiday week days and weekends. All equipment needed is included in your ticket price including full thick winter wetsuits with hoods, boots and gloves, fins, snorkel and mask to keep you warm.

Additionally, EMS’s qualified guides enhance the overall experience with information about the marine life itself, safety, the surrounds and how to enjoy sustainable interaction with theses colourful cephalopods which are related to both the octopus and squid.   

EMS’ giant cuttlefish snorkel tours are conducted in small group in a safe environment with PADI qualified event leaders, guides and marine biologists on hand.

Image credit: Carl Charter

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