Excitement builds for Snorkel Safari at Cranfield Beach

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Monday, July 25th, 2016
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Children are invited to discover Carlingford Lough’s amazing marine life, from anemones and starfish to crabs and dogfish, on a snorkel safari with Ulster Wildlife, in partnership with Love Your Lough, on Tuesday 9th August at Cranfield Beach. cranfields Kids getting ready for a Snorkel SafariThanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund ‘Skills for the Future programme’, six of Ulster Wildlife’s trainees have qualified as BSAC snorkel instructors and will put their skills into practice by helping children peek beneath the surface to enjoy Carlingford Lough’s underwater world. Living Seas’ trainees Adam Butler and James Rainey are looking forward to help children connect with the natural world. “Being underwater is always fascinating and this is great opportunity for kids to get a closer look at Carlingford Lough’s amazing marine life, from beautiful beadlet anemones to colourful cuckoo wrasse,” said Adam. “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.” Before their snorkel safari, children will learn about safety in the sea, proper use of the equipment, and the hand signals they’ll use to communicate when snorkelling, as well as all about the fascinating marine life they will see in Cranfield.
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July 2016Meet at the beach entrance on Ameracam Lane at 3:30pm. The snorkel safari will run until 6:00pm and is suitable for ages 8 and above. The safari costs £5 per child and booking is essential –please book online at www.ulsterwildlife.org/whats-on Wetsuits, masks, snorkels & fins will be provided but bring your own gear if you have it. All snorkelers 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. Throughout National Marine Week, 23rd July – 7th August, Ulster Wildlife is offering a shoal of events to celebrate our amazing living seas, from rockpool rambles to coastal forages. To find out more, visit www.ulsterwildlife.org/whats-on
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