With the steps at the Noarlunga jetty out of commission, the number of divers and diver training courses using the Rapid Bay jetty has increased. Concerns have been expressed that the leafy seadragons may be disturbed by diver traffic.
We would kindly remind all divers and instructors using Rapid Bay to not disturb the sea grass beds and to refrain from actions such as following seadragons or inadvertently touching them as that would cause them stress.
We recognize that the high number of divers at Rapid Bay may be temporary until the Noarlunga steps are repaired, but in the meantime we hope that every effort will be made to minimize our impact on South Australia’s iconic species.
With thanks for your consideration
Scuba Divers Federation of South Australia