Ex-HMAS Adelaide Day Trips

In 2011 the Ex-HMAS Adelaide was prepared and purposely sunk for Scuba Divers. It has now become an artificial reef, home to a myriad of fish and invertebrate marine life.

About this Trip
In 2011 Ex-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 has also become an artificial reef, home to a myriad of fish and invertebrate marine life. Our Day Trips to dive the HMAS Adelaide are perfect for the keen Wreck Diver or anyone who has not had previous Wreck Diving Experience. On every weekend, divers have the opportunity to complete a Wreck Diver Course.


About the Dive Site

Ex-HMAS Adelaide -  Boat Dive (7 -32 metres)

While safety was paramount, careful attention has been placed on retaining as many of the original features as possible to maximise the level of interest and enjoyment by divers to the site.
The ship measures 138.1 meters from bow to stern, with a beam of 14.3 meters and original displacement  of 4100 tonnes. Diver access holes are strategically placed throughout the vessel to allow easy access to explore the key features of the wreck.  Divers will recognise the captain's chair, console and chart table from the bridge,  the helicopter hangars, the operations room complete with the 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 artificial reef you will be able to see the genesis of a reef with juvenile fish seeking hiding places, larger fish seeking ambush hideouts and predators patrolling the edge of visibility.
Our Day Trip will certainly give you a taste for what the ship has to offer but we can almost guarantee that this will be a site you want to visit time and time again

Add Wreck Dive Training

  • Techniques for diving exploring shipwrecks, and how to avoid common hazards
  • Learn about the great wreck diving locations  - Truk Lagoon, Santo (President Coolidge) and many more.
  • Wreck scuba diving equipment considerations
  • Considerations and techniques for entering intact wrecks
  • Experience in planning, organising and making two wreck dives under the supervision of your PRO DIVE Instructor


  • Pro Dive Instructor or Divemaster as Tour Leader
  • Complimentary Transport
  • Tanks, Air, Belt and weights
  • In water Dive Guide
  • 2 Boat Dives
  • Dive Permit
    • If completing the Wreck Specialty the below is also included
      • Transportation from Dive Center to Dive Site
      • All Course Materials
      • SSI Certification
      • PRO DIVE's Professional Instructor Fees
      • 2 Training Dives - Boat Dives
      • Theory Session
      • Digital Photo for Certification


  • Nitrox Air Fills
  • Gear Hire
    • If completing the Wreck Specialty the below is also excluded
      • Dive Knife
      • Safety Sausage
      • Reel
      • Torch
    • Cost of Dive Medical - if required.
      • Please inform us prior to reservation if you suffer from any medical condition that may affect your diving you are required to provide a letter from your doctor stating that you are fit to dive.
      • If you are completing a Dive course as part of this activity and you now have a pre existing medical condition, you will be required to do a full dive medical.


  • Depart  6.45am
  • 9.00am Board the boat
    Complete 2 Training Wreck or Pleasure Dives on HMAS Adelaide
  • Sat 3.00pm
    Depart back to Sydney


  • Requirements - You need to be Advanced Openwater  Certified or have completed over 15 dives with at least 5 over 20 meters and you must bring your certification with you.
  • Equipment Provided - Tanks, weight belt, weights are included in trip cost
  • Gear Hire - is available and includes one piece wetsuit, buoyancy vest, regulator with dive computer. Snorkelling gear is not included.
  • What you need to bring - Sunscreen, swimmers and a towel, Certification Card & Log book
  • Fit to Dive - Please take time to review the Dive Medical Requirements and Fitness to Dive information.
  • Minimum age to participate - is 12 years. All students under 18 years of age will be required to provide signed parent or guardian consent form.
  • Transportation - From from Dive Center to Central Coast is included
*All Prices are Per Person and Prices may vary depending on Start Dates.

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