Giant Kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) Dive – Penguin Island


All Day


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Event Type

Come and join us in the search for Macrocystis pyrifera, or Giant Kelp.

There are only a few places in the world where divers can get to experience these magnificent ecosystems, Tasmania being one of these very special places. The giant kelp forests along Tasmania’s east coast were once so dense they featured on shipping maps. But it is a little known fact that in Tasmania times are changing, and changing at a very rapid rate of knots. According to research conducted by The Institute For Marine & Antarctic Studies (“IMAS”) there has been up to a 95% decline in Tasmania’s east coast giant kelp since the 1940′s.

This day will consist of two boat dives with a lunch time surface interval.
Location is Penguin Island
Meeting at Olinda Grove Dive Sheds @ 8 AM

$80 total dive cost. $50 Deposit, $30 cash on day of the event.

Dive Coordinator Andrew Bain
Dive Qualification Required Open Water
Meeting Location Olinda Grove
Dive Cost 80
Day or Night Dive Day Dive
Number of Dives 2

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.