Hippolyte Rocks and The Thumbs
Date(s) - 16/Jan/2016
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
|Dive Coordinator:||David Page|
|Meeting Place:||Pirate's Bay Boat Ramp|
|Minimum Dive Qualifications:||Advanced Open Water|
|Day/Night Dive:||Day Dive|
|This trip consists of||2 Dive(s)|
|Location of Dive||Statewide|
|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.|
Hippolyte Rocks is a small granite island, lying 5km to the south-east of Fortescue Bay.
The deep water (over 25m depth) sponge gardens found on the rock walls and pinnacles are very diverse, and make for fantastic dives.
One can expect incredible underwater scenery diving with plenty of fish, beautiful sponge gardens and the odd seal or two.
The Thumbs, to the north of Fortescue Bay, is a narrow ridge often crowded with sea birds and sleeping seals.
Underwater, the eastern end drops almost sheer to over 25 meters, then has shelves and bommies that keep going down to over 40 meters.
Spectacular sponge gardens, fields of soft corals, and schools of Butterfly Perch and other fish – always a dive to remember.
The area is exposed and the rocks are subject to a noticeable current at times, so please have 20+ dives up your sleeve.
Water and surface interval lollies will be provided!
ADVANCED OPEN WATER CERTIFICATION REQUIRED.
If you plan to go deeper than 30m then DEEP DIVER QUALIFIED REQUIRED.
Nitrox is available.
Deco run-times are welcomed.
$5 discount if you bring your own gear and another fiver off if you have your own tanks too!
Bookings are closed for this event.