As Ocean optimists we know that people who experience & connect with the Ocean, are more likely to love it and want to protect it.

That’s why we’ve launched our Ocean Snorkel Safaris, delivered by our Ocean Discovery Rangers in Plymouth Sound National Marine Park.

These new immersive Ocean experiences are taking place every Saturday* at Mount Batten Beach, located in Plymouth Devon. The sessions are aimed at those wanting to take the first steps into snorkelling, and are led by our Ocean Discovery Rangers, who as well as being passionate Ocean conservationists, are fully qualified BSAC Snorkel Instructors.

The sessions last for ninety minutes and during which you will learn how to use snorkel equipment, cover basic snorkel techniques and explore everything that the Ocean has to offer here in the UK.

All equipment is included in the cost of the session, from wetsuit, rash vest, mask, snorkel and fins. You can bring your own or we can provide them for you.

Public bookable sessions for families and friends can be booked via our Aquarium’s website.

Business Groups

If you’re looking at these sessions and thinking ‘that would make a great day out for my team at work’, you’re in luck! We’re able to run these sessions for corporate groups in the South West, to find out more, email

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