School Guided Snorkel Experience

Here at Goat Island Dive and Snorkel we are specialists in water safety education. We operate with internationally approved standards and have been teaching people of all levels, from beginners through to professionals, how to dive and snorkel for over 15 years. We provide knowledge about the marine environment, the importance of protecting Marine Reserves and being safe in the water.

We are registered as an Adventure Activity with Worksafe New Zealand for Scuba Diving, Snorkeling and Freediving within New Zealand's waters.

Registration #AAO 656. Expires 11/11/2020. 

Our standards are approved and utilised for national regulation updates by NZUA (New Zealand Underwater Association) and Water Safety New Zealand. There is no better educational adventure than this one!

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Goat Island's Only Safety Audited snorkel Company
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  • We have an oxygen kit and extensive First Aid supplies for the unlikely event of an accident.

  • We have emergency plans in place with the local First Response unit (Leigh Fire Brigade).

  • Brightly coloured neoprene hoods make for easy head counts to keep track of everyone.

  • Regulation standard dive flag and floatation devices are towed by Instructors at all times

  • Maximum 10:1 ratio of students to instructors (plus experienced adult supervision)

  • Your students wear top quality equipment that is cleaned, checked and serviced on a daily basis. Warm, buoyant wetsuits for better protection - whatever the conditions!

Your group's snorkeling adventure begins here!

Your experience will start with one of our friendly team giving an introduction to the day's activities. We want you to get as much as possible out of your time with us, so we'll need to explain a few things before we jump in the water!

The equipment

We'll kit you up in our high quality gear, making sure we get the best fit to keep you warm and comfortable in the water. You'll receive a full brief on the different pieces, why we use them and how to use them safely.

The Marine Reserve

Your instructors will provide brief on the reserve and the marine environment you'll be exploring. This is a great opportunity to learn about the importance of protecting our oceans and how we can explore them respectfully.

Safety in the water

One of our main priorities is that you are safe and comfortable in the water - before we jump in we will explain how to look after each other and how to stay safe while we snorkel.

The adventure!

After final checks on the beach, we head into the shallows to practice using the gear and get everyone comfortable in the water. You then head out into the reserve, guided by your instructor, to learn first hand what a healthy marine ecosystem looks like - and hopefully learn a few fish species too!

School Bookings. Get Your info pack.

We are now taking bookings for the 2019/2020 season.

To get our information pack click here and we will email you our details

School snorkel experiance, Goat Island Marine Reserve

"Thank you from Ahuroa School for a fantastic day yesterday. The weather was perfect, vis was exceptional and while chilly in the water after a while the children loved their experience.
Thank you to your team for all the care that they took of our children, their attention to detail was exceptional.

Jessica Hanlon - Ahuroa School