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Boat Dives Double to ex HMAS Adelaide - Central Coast

The HMAS Adelaide is the largest naval warship to be sunk off the NSW coast.

Being over 138.1 metres long and 15 metres wide, this is a huge vessel- purposely scuttled as a diver recreation area and artificial reef.
With our exclusive mooring, you are able to explore the HMAS Adelaide aboard one of our two purpose built dive vessels every day of the week. Weather permitting.

 

Dive sites ONLY minutes
from the boat ramp!

You can be assured of an enjoyable experience visiting our underwater playground.

PRO DIVE Central Coast have an exclusive licence to dive the HMAS Adelaide. Our licence is adjacent to the bridge on the port side. From here you can explore both forward and aft sections without backtracking or swimming too far.

The HMAS Adelaide is 138.1 metres long, 15.3 metres wide. Being such a large area we have identified over twenty five dives tours- You will always find something different to see on every dive and increase your diving ability at the same time.

The HMAS Adelaide is not our only dive site- we have over 429 dive sites on the NSW Central Coast which means you will never be crowded out with other dive boats or fishing boats detracting you from your pleasures. Some of our dive sites are even that exclusive- you require site owners permission before diving which we arrange for you!

We are regularly discovering even more dives sites with our monthly scheduled 'mystery dives' and regularly dive local reefs and wrecks. Many sites are weather dependent.

Before you head home- Fresh water showers and toilets are located across the Haven oval all year round for your comfort.

Vessels:

  • MV Pro- Dive 1 is a purpose built, 7 metre Aluminium dive charter boat designed-  for the diver - by a diver.
    She is capable of carrying eight passengers in comfort to all of the 429 dive sites.
     
  • MV Pro-Dive II or "Snappy Tom" is the newest addition and is specifically built for diving in groups.
    Surveyed for 12 divers plus crew, with twin 75 HP outboards.
    Full sun cover
    Snappy Tom is fast and reliable whilst remaining comfortable to ride in.

Departures:

  • Each day at 8 am and 9:30 am
  • Night dives by special arrangements

For boat dives meet at eastern main boat ramp adjacent to the big blue "Haven Seafoods Fish and chip" shop.

 

Itinerary


Note the Itinerary is based on which Start time you have selected.
Boat dives depart from Terrigal Haven boat ramp (Google Map), adjacent the blue "Haven Seafoods" cafe.

8:00 am Departure
First Dive: Meet at the Boat Setup area at 7.30am for kit up and load gear onto boat by 7:50 am 
Second Dive: Meet 10.30am for kit up and ready to load by 10:50 am for the second dive.


9:30 am Departure
First Dive: Meet at the Boat Ramp at 9.00am for kit up and ready to load by 9:20 am 
Second Dive: Meet 12.00 pm for kit up and ready to load by 12:20 pm for the second dive.

Requirements


ex HMAS Adelaide dives requirements:

You must present your Advanced / Adventure Diver certification card at time of departure. No card No dive!
Diver must be competent to dive without supervision 
Dive Guides are NOT provided.
Minimum Advanced Open water diver or Adventure diver with Deep 30 metre rating.
Two dives within the previous twelve months

When required and reinstated.
NSW Government permit available from dive centre
Pre purchased Reserve Permit must be handed to boat operator to gain entry to dive site.

Price

Note all prices are Per Person.

Double Boat dive No Gear supplied


<p>Two single dives on the same day</p>

From

$140.00 AUD


 
Notes:

Extra's

1x rental 32% Enriched Air tank & weights
$25.00 AUD
1x rental tank & weights
$20.00 AUD
2x rental 32% Enriched Air tank & weights
$50.00 AUD
2x rental tanks & weights
$40.00 AUD
Head to toe Scuba rental
$75.00 AUD

6.5mm wetsuit
Balanced Regulator w/ Computor
Weight integrated BCD
Steel tank & Weights 
Mask, snorkel
Full foot Fins 
 

 

Wetsuit only rental
Email Dive centre with size required.
$20.00 AUD
BCD only rental
Email dive centre with sizes required ready for pickup at Boat ramp
$25.00 AUD
Regulator only rental
$35.00 AUD
Overnight Accomodation
Per person, per night- quad share- Bunk style
$35.00 AUD

Meeting Point

Terrigal Boat Ramp



Dive Sites

Dive Rating Key
Green: Ideal for beginner divers and is a easy dive.
Blue: For the more experienced diver with a greater level of skill in the water.
Black: Experienced divers only. Black dive sites may experience challenging conditions such as currents and deep.
Day Date am/pm  Dive Site Rating Depth Action
Sat 24-Feb-2024  am HMAS Adelaide* 
Green
20m to 34 metres Book Now
Sat 24-Feb-2024  am HMAS Adelaide* 
Green
20m to 34 metres Book Now
Sun 25-Feb-2024  am HMAS Adelaide* 
Green
20m to 34 metres Book Now
Sun 25-Feb-2024  am HMAS Adelaide* 
Green
20m to 34 metres Book Now

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*The Dive Sites schedule are a guide of where we are planning to go and are in no way guaranteed. If we can't go to the divesite due conditions, then the cruise director will nominate the next best suitable spot. There is no refund if we do not make it to the planned dive sites.

HMAS Adelaide

Depth:20m to 34 metres Rating:Green

Dive the ex-HMAS ADELAIDE

The NSW Central Coast has quite a few wrecks spread out along the length of the coast. Many of these wrecks had a very illustrious career, whilst some had a very hard life.
The majority of wrecks meet their demise by misfortune, to this end they have become a great source of adventure and have re birthed as fish habitats, where fish have gathered and produced great fish aggregation areas for fishos.

We regularly dive local wrecks like the Valiant which lies in 27 metres of water off Barrenjoey, the Hallcaine in 54 metres off Killcare, then there is the Galava which lies in 51 metres off Terrigal, whilst the remains of the Commonwealth lays in 43 metres off Forresters and the Kiama is in 42 metres off the Entrance.

Further north the Nerong lies in 44 metres off Norah Head along with the Patersen at 10 metres just off Jenny Dixon beach. A little tug called the Advance lies in 47 metres off Catherine Hill bay.

Most of these wrecks as you can see, are in very deep water or have become wreck sites that resemble junk piles. To this end the Central Coast now has its very own ex naval ship to be sunk as an artificial reef that will become an exciting new dive site-

You are now able to dive the ex HMAS Adelaide every day of the week and with a short five minute run from the boat ramp this artificial reef will be the genesis with juvenile fish seeking hiding places, larger fish seeking ambush hideouts and predators patrolling the edge of visbility.

History
The ex HMAS Adelaide II - A frigate built as a long-range escort with roles including area air defence, antisubmarine warfare, surveillance, reconnaissance and interdiction. The ship was capable of countering simultaneous threats from the air, surface and subsurface.

Displacing 4,100 tonnes and at around 138 metres long, this is an impressive dive site that will entertain thousands of divers from all over the world.

The HMAS Adelaide, with a top speed of 29 knots, this was a fairly sleek vessel with power to burn- the engine room will be a great area to explore-
The gas turbines didn't need steam so the HMAS ADELAIDE didn't have to get up a head of steam and would have been ready for sea in only 30 minutes from cold. This made the HMAS Adelaide a very versatile vessel and using a repair by replacement style of maintenance program allowed for a reduced crew complement of 184 personnel.

The HMAS Adelaide was instrumental in rescuing ?Around the World? yachtsmen Thierry Dubois and Tony Bullimore from the Southern Ocean in 1997 was also the first vessel of her class to fire a Harpoon missile

Being the first of the Oliver Hazard Perry Class guided missile frigates (FFG) built in Seattle, USA she was commissioned on November 15th, 1980. With a 25 year career the HMAS Adelaide was deployed in many operational activities that included:
Operation MORRIS DANCE (Fiji Coup 1987)
Operation DAMASK (I) (Persian Gulf 1990)
Operation WARDEN/STABILISE (East Timor 1999)
Operation RELEX (Christmas Island 2001)
Operation SLIPPER (Persian Gulf 2001)
Operation RELEX (II) (2002)
Operation CATALYST (Persian Gulf 2004)

 


*All Prices are Per Person and Prices may vary depending on Start Dates and options.

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