Snorkelling is an activity in which a person swims using a mask, snorkel and swimming aids such as fins, but without using self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA).

Snorkelling includes both snorkel swimming and snorkel diving.  Snorkel swimming is snorkelling on the surface of the water.  Snorkel diving however, includes breath-hold diving and swimming below the surface.

Swimming pools— includes all swimming pools: public, private, school, body corporate, hotel and natural swimming pools if clearly defined and designated as a swimming pool. Swimming pool water should be shallow and clear with participants under the water visible.

Enclosed waterways — are any declared port waters by Maritime Safety Victoria and include areas such as bays, non-surf beaches, channels, inlets and estuaries. See the Victorian Recreational Boating Safety Handbook for all listed port waters.

Coastal Inshore waterways-include all beaches with direct access to ocean waters, any beach exposed to ocean swell, and any beach that is exposed to currents, rips, strong winds or surf. This may include enclosed waterways at times with these features.

Coastal offshore – all waters greater than two nautical miles from the coast.

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