Giant Kelp

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Date(s) - 27/Dec/2018
7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Actaeon island


Dive Info

Dive Coordinator: John Keane
Meeting Place: Dive Shed
Minimum Dive Qualifications: Open Water
Dive Cost: $70
Deposit Required: $70
Day/Night Dive: Day Dive
This trip consists of Dive(s)
Location of Dive Southern Tasmania
Cancellation PolicyA 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.

We are looking to run down and dive the giant kelp forests of Southern Tas – Actaeon Is, Southport, Rechearche Bay, Southport (dive-site depending on weather on the day).

This area is home to some of the last easily accessible kelp forest (Macrocystis pyrifera). As the waters in Tasmania warm they aren’t expected to remain here for long.  When growth is vigorous, the kelp forest is crowned by a dense surface canopy. The canopy acts as a nursery for juvenile fishes, attracting swirling schools of small bait fish and predatory fish.

The Actaeon Islands are a small group of islands at the southern entrance to the D’Entrecasteaux Channel between Bruny Island and mainland Tasmania.

Described as a botanical, zoological, ornithological, fisheries, geoheritage and maritime heritage wonderland this trip is a fantastic one – get on it!

We will be meeting at the Dive Shed at 7.00am.

This is a long boat drive and there can be a bit or swell in this area so please consider your own safety and prepare accordingly.


Bookings are closed for this event.