Fun for all the family at Cranfield Beach Snorkel Safari

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Thursday, July 19th, 2018
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Children are invited to discover the amazing marine life of Cranfield Beach on a snorkel safari with Ulster Wildlife and Love Your Lough, on Friday 20 July.

Before snorkelling in the company of a team of BSAC trained snorkel instructors, children will learn about snorkelling safety, proper use of equipment, and the hand signals used to communicate underwater. 



Beneath the surface of Carlingford Lough, participants can expect to encounter a host of fascinating creatures from flatfish and shrimp to starfish and shore crabs.

Ulster Wildlife’s Living Seas’ trainee, Meave Foley is looking forward to helping children connect with the natural world. “Being underwater is always fascinating and this is great opportunity for children to get a closer look at Carlingford Lough’s amazing marine life, from beautiful beadlet anemones to amazingly camouflaged flatfish.

She added, “As well as being lots of fun, we hope it will create plenty of enthusiastic snorkelers and inspire children to grow up with a love and appreciation of our living seas.”



Wetsuits, masks, snorkels & fins will be provided, but you can bring your own gear too.

All participants must be able to swim and should be comfortable and competent in the water.

Please note: children must be accompanied by a responsible adult, though adults do not need to get wet.



Grown-ups are welcome to join in the fun, but must provide their own wetsuit.

The snorkel safari will take place at 10:30am and is suitable for ages 8 and above. The safari costs £5 per child and booking is essential – visit to book.

Meet at the beach car park, Ameracam Lane, Cranfield Beach, Down, BT34 4LN.



Ulster Wildlife is working with communities all over Northern Ireland to help them protect and promote their local coastal wildlife.

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