SS Nord – May 2019

When

04/May/2019    
7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Bookings

Bookings closed

Where

SS Nord
Munroe Bight, Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania

Event Type

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The SS “Nord” 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.

Until the storm of May/June 2016 the SS “Nord” was one of Tasmania’s few “intact” shipwrecks. At that time, although the superstructure has collapsed, she still resembled a ship, the bow and stern were still reasonably intact and the rudder still moved! Now, however the bow and stern have collapsed more and the rudder is now stuck in place.

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.

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.

A second dive at an appropriate spot will be chosen on the weekend.

DIve Coordinator George Parremore
Dive Qualification Required Advanced Open Water
Meeting Location Olinda Grove Dive Shed
Dive Cost 80 + Tanks
Day or Night Dive Day Dive
Number of Dives 2

Bookings

Bookings are closed for this event.