Houndstooth and Keane’s Crack – Bruny Island April 2018

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 15/Apr/2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location
Houndstooth and Keane's Crack

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Dive Info

Dive Coordinator: David Flynn
Meeting Place: Olinda Grove Southern Dive Shed
Minimum Dive Qualifications: Advanced Open Water
Dive Cost: $80
Deposit Required: $80
Day/Night Dive: Day Dive
This trip consists of 2 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.


The Houndstooth and Keane’s Crack
Cape Queen Elizabeth – South Eastern Tip of Northern Bruny Island.

First dive is the Hounds Tooth itself based on weather and bathysphere/sounder once there

Our second dive will be around the infamous “Keanes Crack” just west of Houndstooth.

Dropping in on the south-eastern tip of The Houndstooth (at the northern end of Adventure Bay) the dive quickly falls away to ~30m.
At this depth incredible sponge gardens exist and huge rock buttresses covered in stunning zooanthids.
A gulch between The Houndstooth makes a lovely ascent and safety stop. This is at least as good if not better than Bicheno for scenery.

Putting a new spin on self-exploration our handsome GO John kindly lent his name to Keane’s Crack after he first penetrated it a few years ago.
This lovely blue water 25m deep underwater crevasse has eroded over a few million years specifically for TUDC diving purposes! a nice 50m swim stretching in under Bruny that leads to a network of underground tunnels.
These were last explored by the club in July 2016, and recently by a member Sparky Mather (thanks Sparky for the great photo)
Let’s go into Keane’s Crack and explore the tunnels where safe to do so – bring your torches

Launching from either Margate, Kingston or Tinderbox depending on weather so either way please bring warm clothing

 

Bookings

Bookings are closed for this event.