Kids School Holiday Programs Information:

Mini Marine Biologist 3 Day  Program run December, January and April

For kids ages 7 to 14

Calling for all you budding Marine Biologists!

Saltwater Eco are passionate about getting kids immersed in and excited about our local marine environments and so we’ve created a marine science-tastic, environmentally friendly and completely unique holiday program.

We explore 3 awesome Snorkel Spots in 3 days:
All our Snorkel Spots are located with 15 minutes drive of Matakana Village and can include:

  • Goat Island Marine Reserve
  • Tāwharanui Marine Reserve
  • Jones Bay

Topics covered include:

  • The importance of our oceans
  • Marine reserves vs non marine reserves
  • Rocky shore environment & species
  • The issues surrounding marine pollution and ocean plastics

Pricing:

1 Day

$45

All 3 Days

$105

Combine Kids Snorkel & Surf School Holiday Programs:

6 x 2 Hour Lessons (3 x Surf & 3 x Snorkel)

$210

For all our Surf School Holiday Program Info click here.

What’s Included:

Our Mini Marine Bios Holiday Programs consist of 3 x 2 hour Snorkel and Marine Education Sessions over 3 days.

  • 3 x Interpretive Guided Snorkels (2 marine reserve and 1 non marine reserve)
  • 2 x Rocky Shore Explores
  • 1 x Ocean Plastic Session & Survey

We’re all about small groups, big experiences and having fun safely, our kids snorkel programs are run with a conservative ratio of 4 kids to 1 instructor.

All the equipment your child will need for their lesson is included:

  • Mask, snorkel and fins
  • Full length wetsuit
  • A flotation devices if your kid lacks water confidence
  • Photos / videos from the lesson
  • Drinking water and extra sunscreen

Schedule: Dec 18 / Jan 19

December 2018:
19th, 20th, 21st | Wednesday to Friday
10am to 12pm

January 2019:
9th, 10th, 11th | Wednesday to Friday
3pm to 5pm
21st, 22nd, 23rd | Monday to Wednesday
3pm to 5pm

*Meet up locations and schedules are confirmed on booking

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After School Snorkel Club Information:

Snorkel Cub runs weekly over Terms 1, 2 and 4

For kids ages 6 to 12

Snorkeling a the perfect way to gain water confidence whilst learning about and exploring the underwater environment.
Join our experienced instructors as we explore New Zealand’s oldest marine reserve above and below the water.
Our After School Snorkel Clubs are run with a conservative ratio of 4 kids to 1 instructor.

On occasion when the high tides coincides with our Snorkel Club we will go and explore the magnification Whangateau Mangroves.

Multiple lesson packs can be purchased in 5, 4 and 3 week blocks or as you go.

Pricing:

Single Session

$35

3 Weeks

$100

4 Weeks

$133

5 Weeks

$166

What’s Included:

Our After School Snorkel Clubs are run with a conservative ratio of 4 kids to 1 instructor and consists of:
1.5 hour guided snorkel experience,
Land and water based snorkel tuition,
Marine reserve education resources,
Marine life and rocky shore identifications.

All the equipment your child will need for their lesson is included:

  • Mask, snorkel and fins
  • Full length wetsuit
  • A flotation devices if your kid lacks water confidence
  • Photos / videos from the lesson
  • Drinking water and extra sunscreen

Schedule: Nov- Dec 18

6 to 12 Years: Wednesdays | 4:30pm to 6pm 

November 16th, 23rd, 30th
December 7th, 14th

After School Snorkel Club Location:

  • Goat Island Marine Reserve
  • Whangateau Mangroves – Tide Dependant

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