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Snorkeling the Tangalooma Wrecks

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

The Tangalooma wrecks are a perfect place to snorkel. The wrecks are a prominent land mark on Moreton Island, and the site is recognised as a premier snorkeling destination in the world. The wrecks were created as a shelter for boats and yachts but at the same time provide a reef for fish and coral. There are many different species of reef and tropical fish, as well as invertabrates to be seen here. The variety is comparable to marine life on the Great Barrier Reef.

The guided tour departs from Get Wet Sports where all equipment is available, eg. snorkels, masks, wet suits, flippers, mesh gloves, as well as buoyancy boards for less confident swimmers. A custom built, stylish boat whisks you to the Wrecks. Then the amazing experience begins. The pleasure of swimming amongst the wrecks and with schools of fish, literally within your grasp is exhilirating. Some of the fish varieties swimming past are trevally,kingfish, yellowtail, garfish,rockcod,bream and the resident wobbegong. There are ofcoarse tropical delights such as parrot fish,and clown fish. What a thrill to hand feed the fish, and see the frenzied activity. An added bonus are the dolphins and green turtles which may be seen in natures garden as well. To snorkel the wrecks is like bieng transported to another world.

This tour can be booked at Get Wet Sports and please check with the proffesional staff or the blackboard for daily tours and times. This is an unforgetable tour of exhilirating excitment.

Tangalooma massage

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

The Tangalooma Massage hut is ideally located on the beach where the stresses and tension of every day life can be washed away. This is instant relaxation under the tutelage of proffesional therapists while listening to the gentle waters of Moreton Bay lapping the beach. Here it is easy to wash away the pressures of every day life. It is more than relaxation, as you will also feel the wonderful benefit of the massage.

The treatments each have their own unique choice of aromatic pure essential oil blends. All you need to do is choose which treatment you need. The therapist will give some assistance in your choice. The Relaxing massage uses a combination of styles that will rejuvenate and regenerate your whole body, with relief of muscular tension and reduction of stress and anxiety in many areas of your body. The Relax blend of oils used include lavendar, geranium, ylang ylang, rosewood and bergamot. There are many other treatments such as back, neck and shoulders, or feet, or leg muscles, hips and lower back, or any other combination tailored to suit your individual needs.

Perhaps the most important message is to book and allow plenty of time for your body to fully utilize this service. Bookings can be made at the Tour desk at Tangalooma..book early to avoid disappointment as this is a very popular service.

This beautiful experience will highlight the feeling of being far away from life’s bustle and give you the opportunity to look back into your life with a clear mind and relaxed body.

Moreton Bay and Tangalooma Fishing

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

Fishing is one of the many fun and relaxing activities on offer at Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort. Moreton Bay has a huge variety of fish species in great abundance.

Fish can be caught off the mainland at Tangalooma or in boats in Moreton Bay, with species such as Cod, Snapper, Bream and Flathead being common catches around the resort. Popular fishing spots in the waters surrounding the Resort include the logs at the north end of the resort, near the houses, the old jetty where a man made reef resides, the main jetty where the Tangalooma Flyer docks, the wrecks to the North of the resort, and pretty much anywhere else you fancy in the deeper channel of water which begins roughly 30 metres or so from the beach at Tangalooma and runs all the way along the beach at Tangalooma.

For those with larger vessels the shipping markers to the south of Tangalooma can produce large Mackerel amongst other species, and the reef at Curtin to the north of Tangalooma produces a wide variety of reef fish including Kingfish, Morwong, Snapper and Red Emperor.

Photo below: A cod caught in Moreton Bay at Tangalooma

A cod caught in Moreton Bay at Tangalooma