Houndstooth and Keane’s Crack – Bruny Island April 2018
Date(s) - 15/Apr/2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Houndstooth and Keane's Crack
|Dive Coordinator:||David Flynn|
|Meeting Place:||Olinda Grove Southern Dive Shed|
|Minimum Dive Qualifications:||Advanced 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.|
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 are closed for this event.