Two large Islands lie about 8 kilometers to the east of the Fortescue Bay boat ramp.
These small volcanic outcrops are very remote and exposed. Down at the 30-meter level the water is still, and this has allowed a massive array of invertebrate life to grow. Just about any part of the two islands are covered in anemones, sea whips, nudibranchs and sponges. Erosion on the seaward side of the Big Hippolyte has created a lot of swim-throughs that are packed with life. Also, on the northern side of the Big Hippolyte there is a small seal colony. Any dive on the rocks usually attracts the attention of these animals. Don’t be surprised to find a seal looking over your shoulder during the dive!
There is a nice garden of sea whips in 30 meters on the western side of the Little Hippolyte. Exposed to ocean currents the area often attracts school fish. and the visibility is usually excellent.
These factors make for some of the best diving in Tasmania and is always a TUDC Favorite!
ADVANCED OPEN WATER CERTIFICATION REQUIRED.
If you plan to go deeper than 30m then DEEP DIVER QUALIFIED REQUIRED.
Photo: David Keys
We’ll be meeting at Eagle hawk boat ramp at 9am.
We’ll be camping at Taranna the night before – feel free to join us!
Anyone unwell must not attending club events.
Club dive gear to be washed with approve solution at the end of dive.
Hand sanitiser will be available at the dive.
Please maintain social distancing of 1.5m wherever possible during the event.
|Dive Qualification Required
|Day or Night Dive
|Number of Dives
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.