Well, maybe you have by now.
‘Swim with the Giant Cuttlefish’ tours have already been featured on Qantas’ Travel Insider and Lonely Planet (who described it as a ‘psychedelic secret’ – rad, man). They’re also a really unique experience, and it’s right in the Eyre Peninsula’s backyard.
Giant Cuttlefish migrate every year from June to August to the waters of the Spencer Gulf Marine Park at Whyalla, the only known place in the world where this occurs. They congregate just a few metres from the shoreline to breed – convenient, yes?
But more convenient is having your very own tour guide. Shavojn Read says the experience is one you won’t forget.
“It’s a bit like you have entered another world with alien creatures floating around everywhere,” she explains.
“There are beautiful flashes of blue and purple and the males will often show off by sending black and white zebra patterns down their mantles.”
Maybe ‘psychedelic’ was a good way to describe it! It sounds like magic to me.
It’s also why more and more people are taking the tour. Though cuttlefish aren’t the sexiest animal you can swim with in the region, there’s something to be said for doing something few people will ever do. Not only is everything is already organised for you – transfers, accommodation, activities and food – you have someone with you to tell you what’s what.
“The more memorable aspects are that you have passionate guides that provide insights about the wildlife and the surrounds, not to mention our specialist presentations you can’t access anywhere else,” Shavojn says.
“Small groups keep it personalised and you are sure to make a few friends along the way too!”