Giant Kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) Dive – Penguin Island
Date(s) - 26/Sep/2015
|Dive Coordinator:||Andrew Bain|
|Meeting Place:||Olinda Grove|
|Minimum Dive Qualifications:||Open Water|
|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.|
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.
Bookings are closed for this event.