Scuba Dive Ewens Ponds

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Ewens Ponds is a spectacular series of three ponds fed by underground limestone springs and interconnected by shallow, amazingly beautiful channels. The water bubbling up from the perfectly white limestone springs has been filtered through rock for up to thousands of years and creates a clarity unlike anything you would have seen before. Because it is coming from underground it maintains a constant temperature of 16 degrees year-round and its clarity enables it to be one of the only places in the world where some land plants can be found growing underwater, just one of the reasons making this delicate and beautiful site so unique.

The Site is home to many fish species from saltwater species such as Bream, Estuary species such as estuary Perch, Freshwater species such as Estuary Blackfish and Pouched Lampreys, to the endangered Ewens Pygmy Perch, a species that ONLY EXISTS in these ponds!  

 

 

 

Reef2Ridge offer both Snorkelling and Scuba Diving Tours (for qualified Open Water divers) in this pristine habitat. You are provided with a full-length 5mm or 7mm Wetsuit, Mask, Snorkel and Fins and given tutoring on snorkelling techniques emphasising how to minimise your impact to the extremely delicate aquatic plants and wildlife. 

 

 

PREREQUISITES FOR PARTICIPATION:

- You must be certified Open water diver or above by a Scuba training agency that is a member of WRSTC.

- You must have completed at least 1 dive in the previous 6 months ( a refresher can be arranged if you don't meet this)

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

- Your permit to enter the park and Scuba dive

- Transport to and from the site from Mt Gambier (optional)

- A guide to ensure you are as safe as possible, enjoy the dive and don't miss any of the best parts and most of all, to ensure the damage to this fragile site is minimised.

 

 WHAT'S NOT:

- Equipment hire is not included and is available for $85.