ex-HMAS Brisbane 10th Anniversary

DIVE SCHEDULE – Anniversary weekend:

SAT 1 AUG: (All single dives)

Sunrise – Meet 5:30am, depart 6:30am, return 8:30am – FULL

Dive 2 – Meet 8am, depart 9am, return 11am – FULL

Dive 3 – Meet 10:30am, depart 11:30am, return 1:30pm – 1 space

Dive 4 – Meet 1pm, depart 2pm, return 4pm – FULL

Night Dive – Meet 4:30pm, depart 5:30pm, return 7:30pm – 2 spaces

SUN 2 AUG: (All single dives)

Sunrise – Meet 5:30am, depart 6:30am, return 8:30am – FULL

Dive 2 – Meet 8am, depart 9am, return 11am – 1 space

Dive 3 – Meet 10:30am, depart 11:30am, return 1:30pm – FULL

Dive 4 – Meet 1pm, depart 2pm, return 4pm – FULL

Dive 5 (Dusk) – Meet 3:30pm, depart 4:30pm, return 6:30pm – FULL

On the 31st July 2005, in 2 minutes and 10 seconds, a 133m Guided Missile Destroyer known as the HMAS Brisbane (D 41) was laid to rest off the Sunshine Coast.

After serving in both the Vietnam and Gulf Wars the ‘Brisbane’ was the fourth former warship to be scuttled as a dive site in Australia; an underwater museum.

10 years on, the ‘Brisbane’ is notably recognised as one of the top dives in Australia and is teaming with life!

It is estimated that over 25,000 divers have visited the ‘Brisbane’ in the last 10 years.

Fighting Forty One, the ‘Brisbane’s’ nickname in reference to her pennant number, is now home to over 500 species of coral and 350 species of fish.

 

In true celebration of Fighting Forty One’s 10th Anniversary, Scuba World is running a marathon of diving over the weekend of:

1st and 2nd August

The hype is already building, and questions are being asked about this never before marathon of diving weekend.

Here are the details:

  • All SINGLE dives – $41
  • Bookings are first in best dressed
  • Max 6pax per booking
  • Gear HIRE is FREE
  • If diving 3 or more dives in one day Nitrox 32% is mandatory for all dives
  • Free sausage sizzle for divers between 11am and 2pm each day
  • Beer and wine provided after your days diving

 

 

 

Bow Gun

Bow gun – 4 weeks after sinking

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Bow gun – July 2015 (Photo: Nigel Marsh)

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Crew toilets – 4 weeks after sinking

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Crew toilets – July 2015 (Photo: Nigel Marsh)

BOOK ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND – SINGLE DIVE – $41 (whether you need gear hire or not)

BOOK ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND – SINGLE NIGHT DIVE – $41 (whether you need gear hire or not)