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
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