THE DIVE SITE
Commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy in 1967 the HMAS Brisbane was a 133 metre, Charles F Adams Class DDG, guided missile destroyer of approx 5000 tons. The HMAS BRISBANE served Australia faithfully for 34 years, till she was decommissioned in 2001. She served in both the Vietnam and Gulf wars and assisted on many humanitarian missions such as in Darwin in 1974 after cyclone Tracey.
In January 2003, the Queensland Government agreed to accept the decommissioned HMAS Brisbane from the Commonwealth Government for sinking off the Sunshine Coast as an artificial reef and dive site.
On 31 July 2005, with the expertise of a crew who had extensive experience in scuttling ships for artificial reefs at a site 2.9 nautical miles east of Mudjumba Island off the Sunshine Coast these explosives were detonated and in 2 minutes and 10 seconds, the former HMAS BRISBANE was on the bottom in 28 metres of water.
The HMAS Brisbane offers a great opportunity for you to complete your enriched air and wreck diving specialities.
The wreck now serves as a world-class artificial reef and diving site. Sitting bolt upright the HMAS Brisbane has 15 metres of water over her forward decks and 18 metres over her stern.
Must have your own dive torch to do these dives (rentals available) Suitable for Open Water Divers (certified to 18 metres)
Wreck certification is not a requirement to dive this site
Depth ranges from 6 – 28 metres
EAN (nitrox) is available upon request
Diving by yourself? We will buddy you up with another diver with similar experience
Saturday, 25 March 2017- FULL
Sunday, 26 March 2017- 4 Spots available
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 (ANZAC Day)
$250 per person – 2 dives, tanks and weights, return transport to the Sunshine Coast from Brisbane
Enriched Air Speciality- additional $245 – course materials (manual learning), nitrox fills and the services of your dive instructor
(2 day trip)
$500 per person – 4 dives, tanks and weights, return transport to the Sunshine Coast from Brisbane
PADI Wreck diver speciality course @ $595 per person- includes course materials, 4 dives over 2 days, tanks and weights, the services of your dive instructor and transport to the Sunshine Coast from Brisbane
PADI Wreck diver and Enriched Air speciality courses @ $785 per person- includes course materials, 4 dives over 2 days, Nitrox fills and weights, the services of your dive instructor and transport to the Sunshine Coast from Brisbane
All Dive Gear
Personal spending money
All meals are at your leisure
PDS is able to provide with a wetsuit, BCD, regulator, computer, tanks and weights for the weekend and please communicate your requirements on the booking form. Each diver must provide their own mask, snorkel, fins and boots (not available for hire). Underwater camera and torches are also available and are subject to availability. All hire gear must be organised prior to the trip date.
You will be doing a maximum of 2 dives each day and these dives are usually done in the morning, allowing you to have your afternoon free. An itinerary with timings will be sent to those booked onto the trip closer to the trip date.
PADI COURSES & SPECIALITIES SUITABLE FOR THIS TRIP
Advanced Open Water
Enriched Air (Nitrox) (perfect for this trip)*
Digital Underwater Photographer
Search and Recovery
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Dry Suit Diver
Wreck Diver (perfect for this trip)
This is the perfect way to complete a specialty course as you have already paid for the dives!!
* The Nitrox specialty is the only specialty that you can do at the same time as another qualifying dive so this is the perfect opportunity to do two specialties in one go!
Note- Some specialties are site and conditions dependant. All efforts will be made to complete course dives on a booked trip, however if conditions do not allow it the diver will have to book onto another trip to complete the course requirements.
HOW TO BOOK
Download the booking form attached to the page. Complete the required fields, scan and email to [email protected].