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Ex HMAS Adelaide Wreck Boat Dives

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Dive the EX HMAS Adelaide with Dive Imports Australia.  Dives to the wreck every weekend.  Suitable for Advanced, Deep Certified and Technical divers.

The Ex-HMAS Adelaide is a  former Australian naval warship that was purpose prepared and sunk to create an  artificial dive reef. It was created with the help of sponsors and contributors. Located approximately 1.8km off Avoca Beach near Terrigal  on the Central Coast of New South Wales, in 32 meters of water*  this site has been prepared and optimally  located to make it attractive to divers of all levels of experience.

The ship measures 138.1  meters from bow to stern, with a beam of 14.3 metres 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.

Scuttled before an estimated  18,000 thousand strong crowd on April 13, 2011 the Ex-HMAS Adelaide is already  home to an establishing healthy marine community, where along with encrusting  “first settlers”, the shipwreck is now home to a growing marine community which  includes the giant eastern cuttlefish, eastern blue groper, kingfish, blennies,  yellowtail, octopus, banner fish and bat fish to name a few.

Be among the first to dive  this magnificent shipwreck and stay tuned to the website, or make plans to  return in future to see who’s made Ex-HMAS Adelaide its new home.

Qualification and skill levels:

Please supply log books and certification cards to one of our staff members so we can organise the dive to that of your experience level

Min certification is Advanced diver or have appropriate training to 30m eg Deep adventure diver.
Advanced open water divers have open penetration with a Dive Imports Australia dive guide.
Wreck cave and specialty divers or divers with appropriate experience may independently penetrate the wreck.
Divers in locked areas must carry all appropriate specialist equipment.

You need and must supply a certification card for your level.

Dive Brief : Night before :
  • you charge your camera batteries & torch
On the day :
  • Meet your guide at our shop 45 minutes before depart time
  • Get your gear + tanks
  • Do the paperwork
  • Gear up + Scuba Dive perhaps 2 dive sites (weather permitting).
  • Return gear to shop and brag about great dives to anyone who will listen
  • Return next day/week and do it all again.
  • Check out our Dive Sites here

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  1. Awesome service 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Mar 2014

    I dived the Hmas Adelaide with these guys and found them to be the best in the area.The dive guide Dave was really safe and took his time to make sure we had a great time.Thanks guys..

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