Terrigal Weekend - ex-HMAS Adelaide
8 May, 2015
In 2011, the HMAS Adelaide was prepared and purposely sunk for SCUBA divers. Over the last couple of years not only does this site offer the perfect wreck dives, it also has become an artificial reef, home to a myriad of fish an invertebrate marine life.
The ship measures 138.1m from bow to stern, with a beam of 14.3m. Diver access holes are strategically placed throughout the vessel to allow easy access to explore key features of the wreck. Divers will recognize the captain's chair, console and chart table from the bridge, the helicopter hangars, the operations room complete with shells of weapons and sensor consoles, the crew's cafeteria and a limited number of bunks and amenities.
There are many different dive sites on this frigate. As an artifical reef you will be able to see the genesis of a reef with juvenile fish seeking hiding places, larger fish seeking ambush hdieouts and predators patrolling the edge of visibility.
Note - ADVANCED OPEN WATER divers and above only as the wreck sits at 38-40m!
Bookings - http://underwaterclub.org/events/terrigal-weekend-ex-hmas-adelaide/ (Bookings will open 5PM Sunday, 19 April)
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|| Where ||
|| Cost ||
- Accommodation for friday & saturday night
- Breakfast, lunch & dinner for Saturday; Breakfast for Sunday
- Booze for party night but feel free to BYO if you want
|| Diving ||
ADVANCED OPEN WATER and above only as the wreck sits at 38-40m!
$25 per boat dive ($5 extra as we have to pay for the mooring)
$18 for your permit to enter the reserve (http://www.hmasadelaide.com/bookings)
|| Gear ||
You are responsible for sorting out your own gear.
The club hires out BCDs, regs, tnaks & weights: http://underwaterclub.org/gear/
If you need anything else you can hire it from the local dive shop there or hire stuff out for the weekend from any dive shop in Sydney
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|| GETTING THERE ||
We will try our best to organize car-pooling for everyone!
|| DIETARY REQUIREMENTS ||
Please let me know if you have any dietary requirements
|| SLEEPING ||
Beds are assigned on a first paid first serve basis. If you are not assigned a bed please bring something comfy to sleep on like a sleeping bag, air mattress or whatever you fancy.
|| Contact ||
Darran or Andrew