Recreational uses

A wide variety of recreational pursuits are undertaken in the sanctuary including swimming, snorkeling, diving, canoeing, bird watching and nature observation. Snorkelling and scuba diving enable visitors to view species and habitats that are difficult to see from above the surface, especially smaller or cryptic animals such as seahorses, pipefish, sea urchins, nudibranchs, sponges, octopus and cuttlefish.

The Jawbone Marine Sanctuary’s scenic landscapes, both above-water and under-water, also provide for photography and other artistic activities.

The sanctuary also provides opportunities for guided marine education and nature-based tourism.