SS Nord 100th Anniversary
Date(s) - 08/Nov/2015
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
|Dive Coordinator:||George Parremore|
|Meeting Place:||Pirates Bay Boat Ramp|
|Minimum Dive Qualifications:||Advanced Open Water|
|Day/Night Dive:||Day Dive|
|This trip consists of||2 Dive(s)|
|Location of Dive||South|
|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.|
This event will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the SS Nord.
Come along with us and celebrate this milestone as well as enjoying the best deep wreck dive available in Tasmania!
This is a deep dive so you must be suitably qualified (Deep Diver specialty).
Nitrox is strongly recommended with a mix of 27-28% being suitable. It is available for order from Southern Tas Divers or GoDive Hobart.
The SS “Nord” (below, right) was built in 1900. She weighed 1057 tonnes nett and measured 289.4 feet. She was a cargo ship carrying case oil when she sank on November 8th, 1915, after striking a sunken pinnacle near Hippolyte Rock. All her crew survived the wreck. The wreck is situated near a reef in 42 metres of water near Cape Pillar, on the tip of the Tasman Peninsula near Tasman Island.
The SS “Nord” is one of Tasmania’s few “intact” shipwrecks. Although the superstructure has collapsed, she still resembles a ship, the bow and stern are still reasonably intact and the rudder still moves!. The wreck has attracted a variety of fish and is covered in colorful encrusting marine life. There are still a number of artifacts to be seen on the wreck including brass fittings and Chinese crockery, but no artifacts can be removed as the wreck of the SS “Nord” is now protected.
Bookings are closed for this event.