Little Hippolyte Rocks and Cathederal Caves


7:30 am - 6:00 pm


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Hippolyte Rocks
Hippolytes, Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania

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Little Hippolyte Rocks
Two large Islands lie about 8 kilometres to the east of the Fortescue Bay.

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 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!


Cathedral Arch

One of Tasmania’s iconic dive sites Cathedral Arch is an amazing dive. Beneath the amazing Tasman Peninsula cliffs this huge sea cave system (the largest in Australia) extends back into the sandstone.

With a maximum depth of 21m and large openings this is dive a great second dive.

Amazing fish life call these caverns home as well as many invertebrates that are normally found in much deeper water and weedy seadragons are common in the area

Advanced Open Water Certification is required.

This is some of the best diving in Tasmania and is always a TUDC favorites!

Dive Coordinator Nicolas Mutarelli
Dive Qualification Required Advanced Open Water
Meeting Location Southern Dive Shed
Dive Cost 70
Day or Night Dive Day Dive
Number of Dives 2

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.