Dive HMAS Brisbane

9 January – James

Cost: $179 Double Dive (GST inc)

Wreck diving has grown in popularity since the HMAS Brisbane was destroyed and set up as a diving site. Importantly, HMAS Brisbane was one of three Perth class guided missile destroyers to serve the Royal Australian Navy. More, she saw deployments to the Gulf and Vietnam Wars and was involved in the post-cyclone Tracy disaster in 1974. After that, the HMAS Brisbane was decommissioned in 2001 and was professionally sunk as a dive wreck off the Sunshine Coast coastline about 9km from Mooloolaba in 2005.

Dive HMAS Brisbane

Normally, to penetrate a wreck you either had to be a technical diver or have your wreck speciality certificate. However, regular maintenance has been carried out on the HMAS Brisbane. As a result, the wreck is available for penetration for divers holding an open water certification.

Normally, many divers visit the HMAS to complete their Advanced Adventurer Course and Wreck Diver Course. Meanwhile, the stern of the HMAS is located at a depth of 28 metres. Additionally, the bow is found at 18 metres. As you descend into the wreck from the drop line, you come aboard the bow and are greeted by the forward gun (bang bang). Upon entering the HMAS Brisbane, you can swim through the engine or control room. This room in particular gives a little eerie feeling that makes the dive that more exciting. At the right of the engine room, you find the kill switches still intact; suddenly, you realise this was once a warship. Importantly, the specially designed man holes allow light in all parts of the wreck. As a result, you are always able to see an exit out of the wreck to safety.

In addition, I’m constantly being surprised every time I dive HMAS Brisbane. Personally, I have observed yellowtail king fish hunting the surrounding reef fish. I have also heard whales communicating with each other. Finally, be ready to come face to face with a giant cod that has made this sanctuary his home. Spooky!

Nitrox

Nitrox 32% is available for both dives at $60. Otherwise, you can enrol in the Nitrox Diver Course for $149.00,  giving yourself a safer dive profile.

Similarly, if you would like to dive on Nitrox 32% please state this in your booking. Otherwise, you can do your Nitrox Diver Course with your social dive for only $149. Moreover, it qualifies as one of your specialty courses for your Master Diver certification. Importantly, the course can be taught dry but I insist you dive on Nitrox to experience it. Some say you aren’t as tired after your dives, I’ll let you be the judge of this.

Open Water Certification

Firstly, this can be a magical dive for the keen open water diver. Your descent will be to the starboard side of the bow, at 18 metres. Secondarily, take a glance down to the warship stern and gaze on the upper deck. Here, you can explore the wheel house and other magical rooms, ranging in depth from 8-12 metres.

Surface Interval

Importantly, we spend the 1 hour surface interval in the calm waters of Mooloolah River or behind Mudjimba Island. This ensures a relaxing environment to enjoy delicious food & refreshments. We are the only operator that provides this service with Scuba World as a charter vessel.

Wreck Certification

If you don’t have your wreck certification, you will have to do the first dive with a Divemaster to familiarise yourself with HMAS Brisbane. Otherwise, you could enrol in the wreck course that Shane will be teaching the same day as your social double dive.

How do I Book?

Importantly, this is a major part as to why I can charge one of the cheapest scuba courses and dive trips in Brisbane. Indeed, I have selected not to pay a payment/booking software fee. Here, I save on the annual subscription and a commission fee. Normally, charged at around 2% of your final fee. As a result, I have passed the savings onto YOU!

So, scroll down and click on the BOOK NOW tag. Here, you will complete a couple of questions which will be sent to me by email. Afterwards, I’ll reply with any inquiries you may have and the payment/dive details to enrol onto your adventure.

Finally, give me a call, if you haven’t heard from me within 24 hours. Let’s get you onto your underwater adventure, as soon as possible!

LET”S GET WET!

What’s Included

  • Gourmet refreshments during the surface interval (savory danish, selection of homemade deluxe biscuits, fruit, cappuccino/chai latte, and hot gourmet soup)
  • Calm surface interval (we do not stay on site)
  • Conservation Park fee ($8)
  • Double Dive with equipment cleaning baths
  • Hot showers

Dive Information

  • Double Dive on HMAS Brisbane
  • Cost $179
  • Departs: 6:45
  • Returns:  12 noon
  • Torch required Hire $20
  • Tanks/weights $40
  • Nitrox/weights $60
  • Gear Hire $70 – excludes torch
  • Weight limit of 115 Kg per diver
  • Open Water certification for top deck max 18 metres
  • Advanced or wreck certification for unguided trips
  • Complete the online waiver (Home page)
  • Enjoy dad jokes
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