Green Pool Snorkeling
The 24th most popular snorkel dive spot in Western Australia.
Monday 4 July 2016 06:54 GMT
Southeast of Perth and west of Albany, the snorkeling at Green Pool offer crystal clear water for diving. But, the water is also known to be quite cold and a thin dive shirt or suit could be required. Within a protected cove, the Green Pool snorkeling spot is located in William Bay National Park.
The best place to enter the water is where the rocks meet the beach on the west end of the cove. Then snorkel to the east following the cove side of the rocks to the middle of Green Pool cove, which is about 450 feet from shore. This is a well-protected route. Strong advanced snorkelers could continue snorkeling to the southeast out among the rocks, but beginners should head back to shore. During Green Pool snorkeling, you may encounter old wives, zebra fish, wrasse, stingrays, anemones, sponges and starfish.
To reach the Green Pool snorkeling from Albany, head west on South Coast Highway (Highway #1). Turn south on William Bay Road to the end where there is a large parking area for Green Pool.
Overall, Green Pool is the 24th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 24 snorkeling dives in Western Australia. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Green Pool including Marmion Marine Park, Purdy Point, Abrolhos Islands, Jurien Bay Marine Park, Yallingup Reef Beach and Rottnest Island.