A diving weekend away – Reef+Wreck Diving
Join us on our latest weekend adventure and dive truly special places. Explore Australia’s newest dive wreck, the exHMAS Tobruk, off Harvey Bay and dive the outer reefs off Lady Musgrave Island, located within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Departing from Bundaberg on a large stable 27m catamaran vessel, your dive days are fully taken care of and includes morning tea, buffet lunches and afternoon tea as well as tanks and weights. Hire gear is available for hire as needed.
o 4 Dives ex Bundaberg with tanks and weights
o Snacks and buffet lunch included
o All government levies and fees included
o 2 Dives on the Tobruk Wreck (Sunday)
o 2 Dives on the outer Lady Musgrave Reefs (Saturday)
o Bus transport ex Gold Coast or North Brisbane (optional)
o Guided tour including in-water Dive Guides
o Several accommodation options available (not included)
This trip requires you to travel to Bundaberg on Friday with dive trips taking place on Saturday and Sunday. 2 nights accommodation are needed (Friday night and Saturday night). Our bus will travel to Bundaberg and can fit up to 8 divers (first in best dressed). The bus departs from Runaway Bay Marina as well as Nudgee Service Centre (North Brisbane). Both locations offer free car parking.
Bundaberg offers several accommodation options to suit different preferences and budgets. Our aim is to stay as close together as possible for socialising purpose on Friday and Saturday night. We recommend booking your stay in Bargara.There is a great caravan park that also offers camping, cabins and onsite vans for anyone interested. https://www.bargarabeachcaravanpark.com.au/. You require accommodation for Friday and Saturday night. We do not recommend to arrive in the morning of Saturday.
As mentioned, our Scuba Bus will travel to Bundaberg and offers a cheap transport options ex Gold Coats and Brisbane for those interested. Simply meet us at either Runaway Bay Marina or Nudgee Service Station in north Brisbane right on the Highway heading north.
This trip is suitable for Open Water Divers however, you must be a confident diver. For example the wreck dive is not an environment to overcome buoyancy issues. Its always a good idea to complete your PADI Advanced Open Water certification prior to a trip like this. Email us if you want to know more about this course or visit our website.
Every diver must carry:
o Cutting tool
o Gloves (must be worn on the wreck)
o Safety Sausage
o Dive Computer
o Proof of Diving Certification
The first dive on the Tobruk is a NON-penetration dive. The second dive can be (optional).
ITINERARY (guide only)
o Friday – Arrive at Bundaberg
o Friday, 7pm – Meet and Greet (location TBA)
o Saturday, 6am – Accommodation Transfers
o Saturday, 6:45am – Lady Musgrave Outer Reefs Dive Day (double dive)
o Saturday, 2pm – Arrive back at Bundaberg
o Saturday, 6pm – Lets meet up for Dinner (location TBA)
o Sunday, 6am – Accommodation Transfers
o Sunday, 6:45am – exHMAS Tobruk Dive Day (double dive)
o Sunday, 2pm – Arrive back at Bundaberg
Note: Both dive days are conducted on a 27m dive vessel however, a transfer is needed via a 10m cat from Lady Musgrave Lagoon to the outer reefs. The travel time to the Tobruk is about 1 hour.
DEPARTURE AND MEETING POINTS
Depending whether you make your own way to Bundaberg and the location of your accommodation, here are the directions you need.
Runaway Bay Marina (Bus Departure)
o 247 Bayview Street, Hollywell
o Click here for directions
o Meet us at 1:30pm on Friday
Nudgee Service Station (Bus Departure)
o 1097 Nudgee Rd, Nudgee QLD 4014
o Click here for directions
o Meet us at 2:45pm on Friday
Dive Trip Departures
o 15-17 Marina Drive, Burnett Heads Qld 4670 Australia
o Click here for a map
o Meet us at 6:45am (both days)
DIVE SITE INFORMATION
exHMAS Tobruk Dive Wreck
The Tobruk is Queenslands newest dive wreck. It was recently scuttled of the Harvey Bay coast and provides equally good access from Harvey Bay and Bundaberg. The Tobruk site is about 22 nautical miles away from Bundaberg and requires an about 1h cruise by boat. The sinking of the Tobruk made headlines as it came unintentionally to rest on its starboard side. Whilst the laughter was big and loud, we actually believe it created a more exciting dive site with interesting exposed parts such as the propellers. The dive wreck has already attracted heaps of marine life and is on its way to transform to an amazing atrifical reef. Diving the Tobruk is open to all levels.
Lady Musgrave Island Scuba Diving Reefs
The reefs around Lady Musgrave belong to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. That alone should already give you an idea of what to expect. The island is surrounded by beautiful reefs with coral and all sorts of marine life including Manta Rays if you are lucky enough. Diving around the island is simply spectacular all year round.
Full Dive Package incl. of all government levies = $634pp
Lady Musgrave Reef Experience (double dive) = $346.50pp
Tobruk Dive Day (double dive) = $288.00pp
Bus Transfer ex Gold Coast or Brisbane (optional) = $35pp
Hire Gear full set = $60 per day
Accommodation = TBA
4 Dives with tanks weightsMorning tea, lunch, afternoon tea (Saturday and Sunday)Government Levies
Bus transfer, hire gear and accommodation
BOOKINGS AND PAYMENT
If you are ready to join us then simply hit the book now button below. We require 50% deposit at time of booking and the balance payment about 2 weeks prior to the tour. Once you start the online booking process, you will be able to add hire gear as required.