Actaeon Island Kelp Forest


7:00 am - 5:00 pm


Bookings closed


Actaeon island
Actaeon island , Tasmanian

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The Actaeon Islands are a small group of islands at the southern entrance to the D’Entrecasteaux Channel between Bruny Island and mainland Tasmania.

Described as a botanical, zoological, ornithological, fisheries, geoheritage and maritime heritage wonderland this trip is sure to be a fantastic one.

Thiss area is home to some of the last easily accessible kelp forest (Macrocystis pyrifera). As the waters in tasmania warm they aren’t expected to remain here for long. The Ziebell’s Handfish may be found on the edge of ginat kelp forests. When growth is vigorous, the kelp forest is crowned by a dense surface canopy. The canopy acts as a nursery for juvenile fishes, attracting swirling schools of small bait fish and predatory fish.

This area is also a popular fur seal haulout.

We will be meeting at the Dive Shed at 7.00am, driving to either Charlottes Cove or Dover to launch the boat(s) – weather dependant.

There can be a bit or swell in this area and we will be on a boat please consider your own safety and prepare accordingly.


Dive Coordinator Andrew Bain
Dive Qualification Required Advanced Open Water
Meeting Location Dive sheds
Dive Cost 70
Day or Night Dive Day Dive
Number of Dives 2

Refunds are at the Dive Coordinator's discretion however the following guidelines apply to normal events:

Cancellation where a replacement diver is found: 100% refund

No show or cancellation with less than 48 Hours notice: 0% refund
Cancellation with greater than 48 Hours but less than a week's notice: 50% refund
Cancellation with greater than a week's notice: 100% refund


Bookings are closed for this event.