When you see a time on your confirmation email or an SMS it is when you need to meet at Scuba World, not the time our boat departs. You do not need to arrive early to get fitted out for hire equipment. There is more than enough time to do this between the time you arrive and when the boat departs.
Your first dive on the ship is an orientation dive, swimming around the outside of the wreck. If you wish to enter the ship this can be done on dive two, however a torch is mandatory if swimming inside the ship. Scuba World have high quality LED torches for rental – $10/double dive.
No. However gloves are highly recommended, as the surface of the ship is covered with barnacles and oysters. Scuba World SELL basic gloves for $25.
Queensland’s diving code of practice requires divers to carry their own whistle and safety sausage (SMB) and a snorkel.
Yes, the ex-HMAS Brisbane is in open sea conditions. There is no protection from surrounding islands & reefs. Scuba World will send you an SMS confirmation the day prior to your dive. If you have not received an SMS by 4pm the day prior to your dive, please call us to confirm the weather.
The ship sits in the sand at a depth of 28m. However the main deck of the wreck is approx 18m, so if you are only Open Water certified, you can still complete the dive to a max depth of 18m.
This depends on how long it has been since your last dive.
If you haven’t dived for more than 6 months click here for more information. You may need to complete a Pool ‘Check Out’ Dive or Scuba Skills Update before you can dive with Scuba World.
No, all you need is your Open Water Diver certification.
No. An experienced dive guide is always available to escort divers inside the ship*. The only time wreck certification is required is if there is the likelihood of becoming light locked while inside.
Yes. The advantage of a gift voucher is that you don’t need to decide on a date. The voucher will be valid for 3 years from date of issue. To purchase a gift voucher click here.
Generally 2 – 3 days in advance for dives during the week. 3 – 5 days in advance for weekends, and 1 – 2 weeks in advance during holiday periods.
N.B. It’s possible a large group may have already booked the whole day.
Yes. We have plenty of room for dive boxes, bins and additional equipment. We also have change rooms, shower facilities and toilets.
Yes, plenty of free parking is available.
Our dive vessel departs from the Bridge Seafoods jetty – next door to our dive centre.
We guarantee dive trips to the ex-HMAS Brisbane every Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday regardless of numbers. We need a minimum of six divers to run dive trips to the ex-HMAS Brisbane on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
We normally depart in the morning, please check our live availability before making a booking.
Diving at the ex-HMAS Brisbane is good all year round. However, marine life and water temperature vary during the year. Some of the marine life is seasonal and you will see different species in winter and summer. Water temperature generally ranges from 19 degrees Celsius in winter to 27 degrees Celsius in summer. The visibility at the ex-HMAS Brisbane changes daily. It depends on the predominant ocean current at the time and cannot be predicted. There is no connection between tides and visibility. For current information check out our Dive Conditions page.
The water temperature at the ex-HMAS Brisbane generally ranges from 19 degrees Celsius in August/September to 27 degrees Celsius in February/March. For detailed water temperatures each month see our Dive Conditions page.
No. Our insurance only covers current certified divers.
If the conditions are not suitable for diving and Scuba World decides to cancel, you will be entitled to a full refund. We will not cancel simply because it is raining. We will cancel if the sea conditions are not suitable e.g. too rough, too windy, very low visibility. If you think the weather is looking bad we suggest you call us at the shop 48 hours ahead to check the conditions.
We guarantee departures on Monday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings to the ex-HMAS Brisbane. So if you are the only person booked, we will still run (weather permitting). We plan dive trips on all other days however we require a minimum of six divers to run on these days.
You understand and agree to receive the $10 per person discount, every diver you book for must complete a waiver by visiting https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5ade5d5c579e6/web/ by 4PM the day prior to the dives.
If you cancel or move your booking any time prior to your scheduled dive and we were fully booked, you will be charged the price of a seat on the boat, unless we can find a replacement diver.
If you arrive more than 30 minutes after your scheduled arrive time the following will occur:
Unfortunately, we are not able to offer any transportation services between local hotels and our shop. Guests are required to come to the shop to check-in for their experience. There are taxi and UBER services operating on the Sunshine Coast.
Roughly 5 hours.
Yes. Please let the Scuba World staff know when you make your booking.
Generally aluminium. However you can hire steel at an additional cost.
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