S.S “Leura” and floating bridge section
Since 1916, the area to the west of Little Betsy Island has been used for the disposal of unwanted ships. This has created a concentration of 20-35m 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 wreck of the S.S “Leura” also attracts hordes of school fish. LEURA; 757.72 tons; Built at W. H. Potter in 1878. Registered at Melbourne VIC. Registration no. 23/1878. LEURA was on voyage from Little Betsey Island, Tasmania when she was lost off Little Betsey Island. Read more at wrecksite: https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?54710
The floating bridge sections are covered in massive yellow and white Jewel Anemones.
Most of the wrecks are reasonably safe, a torch is needed to light up the colour.
ADVANCED OPEN WATER WITH RECENT DIVES REQUIRED. A SMB and dive computer is required, Blue water decent / ascent.
Meeting at Dive Sheds, Olinda Grove Sports Grounds 8 am
Use of club Regs, BCD and weights are included in the cost of the dive if needed; Tanks additional.
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||John Keane|
|Dive Qualification Required||Advanced Open Water|
|Meeting Location||Dive shed 8am|
|Day or Night Dive||Day Dive|
|Number of Dives|
Refunds are at the Dive Coordinator's discretion however the following guidelines apply to normal events:
Cancellation where a replacement diver is found: 100% refund
No show or cancellation with less than 48 Hours notice: 0% refund
Cancellation with greater than 48 Hours but less than a week's notice: 50% refund
Cancellation with greater than a week's notice: 100% refund
Bookings are closed for this event.