Actaeon Island Kelp Forest
Date(s) - 02/May/2021
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Dive Coordinator:||Nathan O'Shea|
|Meeting Place:||Dive sheds|
|Minimum Dive Qualifications:||Open Water|
|Dive Cost:||$70 + Tanks|
|Deposit Required:||$70 + Tanks|
|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 sure to be a fantastic one.
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 long term. 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 7.00am, driving to Southport to launch the boats – weather dependent.
There can be a bit of swell in this area and we will be on a boat so please consider your own safety and prepare accordingly.
Anyone unwell must not attend club events.
Hand sanitiser will be available at the dive.
Please maintain social distancing of 1.5m wherever possible during the event.