Dive the ex HMAS Brisbane.
April 23 to 26th, 2018
Join Tony as he heads north to dive a majestic former warship, HMAS Brisbane, scuttled 31 July 2005 off the Queensland coast, as an artificial reef.
The ex-HMAS Brisbane is an artificial reef which provides excellent scuba diving opportunities. Divers with varying levels of experience and certification—from open water level to advanced wreck certified divers—are able to enjoy this site.
The water temp will be around 24 or 25 degrees and seas are usually calm and settled.
We will be driving up on Monday 23rd, diving Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th, then driving home on Thursday 26th.
There is a plan to dive at Coffs or South West Rocks on Friday, if preferred.
We will be diving with ScubaWorld who claim HASSLE-FREE DIVING, located right on the waters edge.
It is a short 20 minute boat ride to the Brisbane from the Wharf at Mooloolaba.
They also have onsite wash up facilities, toilets, hot showers and storage area for all your dive gear.
INCLUDED IN YOUR GETAWAY PACKAGE:
Pro Dive Tour Leader
Three Nights twin share accommodation
Three boat dives on Flinders Reef
Two boat dives on ex HMAS Brisbane
Two boat dives on local reef
Mid dive snacks
In water Dive Guide
ACCOM: Mooloolaba Motel
Wednesday 25th April, 2018.
Bedding configuration is one queen and one single.
(Subject to change as numbers allow)
- Tues 24 - Flinders Reef 3 dive day - meet 7am, return 4pm.
Tanks: 2 nitrox and 1 Air
- Wed 25 - Double dive HMAS Brisbane - meet 645am, return 12 Noon
- Tanks: 2 Air
- Thurs 26 - Double dive Mooloolaba Reefs - meet 7am, return 12 Noon
- Tanks; 2 Air
If the weather is too rough for Flinders on Tuesday, we can change to the wreck last minute. Inc tanks and weights - Nitrox inc for flinders 3 dive day)
Spend the one hour surface interval in the calm waters of the river. This ensures a relaxing environment, to enjoy delicious food & refreshments.
NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR GETAWAY PACKAGE:
Lunches & Dinners
Torch, Slate and SMB
Your Nitrox Course can also be completed in conjunction with this trip for only $149
Please note only nitrox fills are available at Fish Rock and divers should be comfortable diving in currents.
A waiver form is available for those not nitrox certified from local operator
What else do you need to know?
Requirements - You need to be Open Water Certified and you must bring your certification with you.
Additional Gear requirements - Torch, Slate, SMB.
Gear Hire - is available and includes one piece wetsuit, buoyancy vest, regulator with dive computer. Snorkelling gear is not included.
Transportation to Mooloolabah is not included, call for car pool info.
Nitrox mixtures contain higher levels of oxygen, which is advantageous to a scuba diver as it reduces nitrogen absorption, this allows for longer dive times and reducing the risk of decompression sickness.
This is perfect for underwater photographers, wreck divers and anyone who wants to stay down longer. You will learn the preparation and diving procedures involved with enriched air diving. The course includes a mini workshop, theory exam and two pleasure dives using Nitrox and is completed in one day.
ARE YOU READY TO EXPERIENCE THE ex HMAS BRISBANE?
There is also scope for an optional Pre and Post Itinerary.
The Cost is TBA and available upon request.
See below for details.
Day Date Accommodation Dive
Thursday 19th SWR dive shop None
Friday 20th SWR
Friday PM. Drive to Mullaway (4Hrs)
Friday 20th DiveQuest Dive Centre
Saturday 21st Solitary island
Saturday 21st. PM Drive to Byron bay. (3 hrs)
Saturday 21st. Accommodation TBA
Sunday 22nd Julian Rocks
Sunday 22nd PM Drive to Mooloolabah (3 hrs)
Sunday 22nd Accommodation TBA
Monday 23rd. Mooloolabah Motel ex HMAS Brisbane
Optional Extension Cost TBA
Thursday 26th PM Drive to Mullaway (5.5hr)
Thursday 26th DiveQuest
Friday 27th Solitary island
Friday 27th PM Drive to South West Rocks
Friday 27th SWRDC
Saturday 28th Dive SWR
Saturday 28th PM Drive back to coast (4 hrs)