Iron Pot & Gypse Shoal
Date(s) - 28/Aug/2016
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
|Dive Coordinator:||Andrew Bain|
|Meeting Place:||Dive Shed|
|Minimum Dive Qualifications:||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 first dive will be at the well known Iron Pot. This small island lies at the entrance to the Derwent river and best know for its iconic lighthouse. We will be able to view it’s unique square lighthouse and discover what abounds below it. Opposite the Iron pot is Hope beach where the lost wreck the The Hope and it’s disappearance along with a cargo of gold remain unknown. Iron Pot is also historically significant because of the large house which used to stand next to the lighthouse.
This is specifically a treasure/exploration dive. It is rumored that whalers, sailors and treasure merchants used to anchor at this very shoal to dispose of their ballast and rubbish, and with some luck… their valuable possessions too. We hope to find some broken crockery and some broken forks, as well as the abundance of marine life who like to dine at this specific shoal (or nothing at all!). Free water ascent/decent to 10m on this dive.
Launching from Margate this will be a shore boat run to the dive site.
This event is fully booked.