Actaeon Island Kelp Forest
Date(s) - 15/Feb/2020
6:30 am - 6:30 pm
|Dive Coordinator:||Andrew Bain|
|Meeting Place:||Dive Shed|
|Minimum Dive Qualifications:||Open Water|
|Day/Night Dive:||Day Dive|
|This trip consists of||2 Dive(s)|
|Location of Dive||Southern Tasmania|
|Cancellation Policy||A full refund will be given if the dive is cancelled by the club, e.g. due to bad weather or equipment unavailability. A 50% Refund will be given if a diver cancels between 1 week and 12 hours of the start of the dive unless a replacement diver is available in which case a full refund will be given. Before this time a full refund will be given except for trips where long lead times are involved (eg Interstate Trips/Long weekend trips etc) where refunds are at the discretion of the Dive Coordinator.|
Described as a botanical, zoological, ornithological, fisheries, geoheritage and maritime heritage wonderland this trip is a fantastic one. Weather is looking good – get on it!
This 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.
We will be meeting at the Dive Shed at 6.30am, driving to either Gordon or charlottes cove to launch the boat.
This is a long boat drive and there can be a bit or swell in this area so please consider your own safety and prepare accordingly. There might also be a bit of rain around.
We’ll either do two dives in the Kelp forest or do a second dive on the way back.
Bookings are closed for this event.