Nine Pin Point
Date(s) - 19/Aug/2017
8:00 am - 1:30 pm
|Dive Coordinator:||Eldene O'Shea|
|Meeting Place:||TUDC Dive shed|
|Minimum Dive Qualifications:||Open Water|
|Day/Night Dive:||Day Dive|
|This trip consists of||10 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 Ninepin Point Marine Nature Reserve occupies 731.8 hectares in the D’Entrecasteaux Channel near the mouth of the Huon River.
The reserve protects a unique assemblage of plants and animals in an unusual aquatic environment where cold, nutrient-rich sea water from the southern ocean is overlaid with tannin-rich freshwater leached from the decaying organic matter in the Huon River catchment.
“This extensive system of reefs stretches about 100 meters from the shore, into the Huon River. Tannic acid in the Huon River reduces light levels and seems to encourage deep water species to move into the shallows. Bearded Rod Cod, Weedfish, Pipefish and Leatherjackets are common. If you are diving on the shallow parts of the reef you may find small pieces of the 64 ton ketch “Mariner” that was wrecked there in 1925. The kelp gardens near the shore are also quite attractive.” Extract from “Dive Tasmania, Jacques 1997”
The plan of attack is to meet at TUDC HQ (gear sheds) at 08:00 to collect gear and organise car pooling.
We will do one shore dive, returning to HQ for gear wash down around 1400.
Bookings are closed for this event.