Betsey Island Wreck Graveyard – Twin Day / Night Dive
Date(s) - 10/Oct/2015
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Dive Coordinator:||David Page|
|Meeting Place:||Olinda Grove Dive Sheds|
|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.|
Since 1916, the area to the west of Little Betsy Island has been used for the disposal of unwanted ships. This has created a huge concentration of 18-35m wreck dives very close to Hobart. The wrecks are very interesting, and most of the hulls are intact and home to a vast array of marine life. The floating bridge sections are covered in massive yellow and white Jewel Anemones. The wreck of the S.S “Leura” also attracts hordes of school fish.
We’ll set out early afternoon for our day dive. The plan is to drop a shot line and large buoy on our wreck of choice, do a nice long recon dive, come back into Tinderbox for a quick BBQ, heading back out to the buoy for a DEEP DIVE ON THE WRECK AT DUSK; see if we can’t time it so we get to see the changing of the guard between the day and night critters 🙂
This is an advanced dive, we would recommend at least ten night dives under your belt, your dive officer David Page is very happy to have a chat with you if you have any questions!
Most of the wrecks are reasonably safe to enter, but you will need torches (tick if you want to rent one).
Water and surface interval lollies will be provided!
ADVANCED OPEN WATER WITH 20+ RECENT DIVES REQUIRED.
Nitrox is available from our mates at Southern Tas Divers, please let me know if you wish to bubble EANx and your fav D.O. will organise.
Deco run-times are welcomed.
$5 discount if you bring your own gear and another fiver off if you have your own tanks too!
Let’s get wrecked 🙂
Bookings are closed for this event.