Actaeon Island Kelp Forest

When

11/Jul/2020    
7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Bookings

Bookings closed

Where

Actaeon island
Actaeon island , Tasmanian

Event Type

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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.

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.

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

Bookings

This event is fully booked.