Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Environment; Disability Services; Electoral Affairs

    New dive trail for Marmion Marine Park

    22/01/2020 8:00 AM
     
    • New Marmion Angling and Aquatic Club Dive and Snorkel Trail provides another drawcard for the Marmion Marine Park 

    Marmion Marine Park's latest underwater experience, the Marmion Angling and Aquatic Club Dive and Snorkel Trail, has officially opened.

     

    The 400 metre trail takes scuba divers and snorkellers on an interactive journey through the clear waters of the marine park, which are often inhabited by a colourful array of fish and marine species.

     

    Suitable for all levels, the trail varies in depth between two to six metres, with 20 underwater plinths installed to guide divers and snorkellers, printed with fun activities, facts and directions. The plaques were illustrated by Kellee Merritt and feature a range of sea creatures likely to be encountered in the marine park.

     

    Accompanying the trail is a mural painted on the outside of the Marmion Angling and Aquatic Club (MAAC) by local artist Brenton See, featuring land-based information and safety signage. 

     

    The MAAC Dive and Snorkel Trail is a collaboration between the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and the Marmion Angling and Aquatic Club.

     

    Situated offshore from Perth's northern suburbs between Trigg Island and Burns Beach, Marmion Marine Park features lagoons, reefs and small islands that provide habitats for seabirds, marine mammals and other remarkably diverse marine life.

     

    For more information about the trail, visit https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/site/maac-dive-and-snorkel-trail

     

    Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:

     

    "Marmion Marine Park remains Perth's primary recreational water activity spot, attracting as many as 1.75 million visits each year.

     

    "The lagoons and reefs in the park are a diver's paradise, filled with the most spectacular array of fish species such as western blue devils, banded sweep and crested morwong.

     

    "The new MAAC Dive and Snorkel Trail is sure to be a drawcard for underwater enthusiasts, both local and national, as they learn more about the spectacular marine life of Western Australia."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 5800