Date(s) - 22/Dec/2019
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Betsey Island Wreck Graveyard
|Dive Coordinator:||George Parremore|
|Meeting Place:||Olinda Grove Dive Sheds|
|Minimum Dive Qualifications:||Advanced Open Water|
|Dive Cost:||$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.|
Since 1916, the area to the west of Little Betsy Island has been used for the disposal of unwanted ships. This has created a huge concentration of 18-35m wreck dives very close to Hobart. The wrecks are very interesting, and most of the hulls are intact and home to a vast array of marine life. The floating bridge sections are covered in massive yellow and white Jewel Anemones. The wreck of the S.S “Leura” also attracts hordes of school fish.
Most of the wrecks are reasonably safe to enter, but you will need torches (tick if you want to rent one).
ADVANCED OPEN WATER WITH RECENT DIVES REQUIRED.
Nitrox is available from our mates at Southern Tas Divers, please let me know if you wish to bubble EANx.
Let’s get wrecked 🙂
Meeting at Dive Sheds, Olinda Grove Sports Grounds
Use of club Regs, BCD and weights are included in the cost of the dive if needed, you will need your own wetsuit, fins and mask.