:: Welcome to the Dive Club!
The Tasmanian University Dive Club Inc. (TUDC) is currently the largest and most active dive club operating in Tasmania. With almost 200 members and growing every year, the TUDC promotes safe and affordable diving catering to all levels of experience. We have dive sheds located at both Hobart and Launceston campuses, with dives run across the state on a regular basis. Membership is not only for students; Alumni and non-students are welcome to join, and currently make up around half of our member base. Night diving, club trips, research and conservation programs, cheap gear hire and access to the club’s ~$100k worth of boats and dive gear are just a few of the benefits you score as a TUDC member.
The club currently owns two boats; the 15 ft Tristar aluminium Thumpin’ Willy and our new proud acquisition, the 20 ft rigid inflatable Trojan. We also own a portable compressor and a heap of dive gear which you, as a member, have full access to. We are based in Hobart and primarily dive in the southeast of Tasmania, home to some of the world’s best temperate water diving. Day and weekend trips are regularly made up to Bicheno on the East Coast, out to Bruny Island, and down to the Tasman and Forestier Peninsulas. A few of our favourite dives include Waterfall Bay, Isle de Phoque, Nine Pin Point, Tinderbox marine reserve, Betsey Island shipwrecks, and the beautiful Fortescue Bay kelp forests. But don’t let that stop you from hitting us up on the contact page and telling us where you want us to dive!
If you haven’t joined up to the club yet check out our membership page.
The TUDC is now participating in a range of marine conservation activities both above and below the water, including underwater rubbish clean-up programs in both the north and south of the state, and surveys of the critically endangered Spotted Handfish. Whether you’re interested in snapping photographs, diving beneath the Hobart docks in the dead of night, high-octane drift diving or just taking in some of the magnificent scenery Tasmanian diving has to offer, the TUDC does it all.
Throw on your wettie, hit the big blue, and get wet!
Dive Club Executive
Check out our facebook page for more fantastic pictures of our recent dives and events and to read some trip reports. It’s a great way to stay connected!