Actaeon Island Kelp Forest

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 11/Jul/2020
7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location
Actaeon island

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Dive Info

Dive Coordinator: Andrew Bain
Meeting Place: Dive Shed
Minimum Dive Qualifications: Open Water
Dive Cost: $70
Deposit Required: $70
Day/Night Dive: Day Dive
This trip consists of 2 Dive(s)
Location of Dive Southern Tasmania
Cancellation PolicyA 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.


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

The kelp forest should be looking its best as we’re into late winter.

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. 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 7.30am, driving to either Southport to launch the boat.

We’ll be on the boat all day and there can be a bit of swell in this area so please consider your own safety and prepare accordingly.

We’ll do one dive in the Kelp forest and a second dive in the area on the way back.

Anyone unwell must not attending club events.
Club dive gear to be washed with approve solution at the end of dive.
Hand sanitiser will be available at the dive.
Please maintain social distancing of 1.5m wherever possible during the event.

Bookings

This event is fully booked.