SS Nord – May 2019
Date(s) - 04/May/2019
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
|Dive Coordinator:||George Parremore|
|Meeting Place:||Olinda Grove Dive Shed|
|Minimum Dive Qualifications:||Advanced Open Water|
|Dive Cost:||$80 + Tanks|
|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 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.
Bookings are closed for this event.