D’Entrecasteaux Channel Night Dive 2.0!
Date(s) - 04/May/2018
4:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Dive Coordinator:||Nick Boucher|
|Meeting Place:||Tas Uni Dive Club Sheds, Olinda Grove|
|Minimum Dive Qualifications:||Advanced Open Water|
|Day/Night Dive:||Night Dive|
|This trip consists of||1 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.|
Following on from the success of our night dive at Robert’s Point, we are going to do Friday night Channel dive 2.0! This dive will be an exploratory dive to Kinghorne Point in the D’Entrecasteaux Channel. This is just south of Robert’s Point (where we went last time) by about 5 or 10 minutes or so.
Initially we were going to explore Woodcutter’s Point, but I dived it recently to see if it would be good and the answer was hell no!
Meet at the Dive Shed to kit up the boat at 4.30PM , to head down to Dru Point, Margate to launch the boat. We will shoot down the Channel (10-15 minute boat ride) and do one quick dive each after we sound out where is good to drop in on. Low tide is about 5.20 so the current shouldn’t be too bad and the visibility hopefully good.
This is a night dive, so Advanced Open Waters only sorry team! Ideally recent night dive experience and at least 10 temperate water dives logged. Bring your torches (two at least needed) and glowsticks for the back of your tank. You can hire torches from the club but you will need to bring batteries for them , and they are quite rubbish (just good as backup torches). SMBs/ Safety Sausages are mandatory on this dive. These can be provided at no cost by the club, but you must carry one. If you are qualified and have the experience and confidence come along and meet a rad group of people, we would love to see some new faces about!
This dive is exploratory, but according to Navionics it will be about 5m to 15m. Hoping it matches the stunning beauty of the huge colourful finger sponges, small corals, large schools of fish and exciting invertebrates that Robert’s Point produced for us last week.
Get in touch with your friendly Dive Officer Nick Boucher if you have any questions 🙂
Bookings are closed for this event.