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|
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.