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Sunreef Scuba Diving Services | Day Dive - HMAS Brisbane Wreck

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Dive Trip Departs daily. Morning Dives are complete by around 12:30pm and afternoon dives by 4:00pm.

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Hat & sunscreen, towel, bathers, water bottle & camera.


The DiveThe HMAS Brisbane offers a great opportunity for advanced scuba diving courses, enriched air (nitrox), wreck diving and photography courses. Discover how easy and safe it is to dive with Sunreef. Sunreef has exclusive use of the two mid-ship moorings. This is the best possible position to start your dive as it makes for a very easy and relaxed dive. Make your descent to the Mag deck between the two funnels and then take a leisurely swim to the bow or stern. This allows for 2 relaxed dives that covers the whole wreck. No frantic rushed swim from one end to the other which is the case if diving from the other moorings. The wreck now serves as a world-class artificial reef and diving site. She has attracted divers from all over the world. Divers from open water level, to divemaster, instructors, dive shop owners and ex servicemen who served on the HMAS BRISBANE all sing the praises of this great wreck dive; She seems to be in the perfect diving spot. Sitting bolt upright the HMAS Brisbane has 15 metres of water over her forward decks and 18 metres over her stern. Consistently good water clarity and minimal swell makes for great diving. Just one dive on the HMAS Brisbane and you readily understand why Sunreef Dive is privileged to have been issued a licence by the Environment Protection Agency of the Queensland Government to conduct dive trips on the former HMAS Brisbane. The dive is phenomenal. There is certainly a lot of ship to see. Just cruising around the outside, its sheer size makes it an awesome sight. Water temperatures range from 17C in winter to a summer high of 27C. Visibility averages around 15 metres but up to 20 metres or more is not uncommon.

About the HMAS BrisbaneCommissioned into the Royal Australian Navy in 1967 the HMAS Brisbane was a 133 metre, Charles F Adams Class DDG, guided missile destroyer of approx 5000 tons. The HMAS BRISBANE served Australia faithfully for 34 years, till she was decommissioned in 2001. She served in both the Vietnam and Gulf wars and assisted on many humanitarian missions such as in Darwin in 1974 after cyclone Tracey. In January 2003, the Queensland Government agreed to accept the decommissioned HMAS Brisbane from the Commonwealth Government for sinking off the Sunshine Coast as an artificial reef and dive site.The Scuttling

After extensive and careful preparation, the ship was towed for its last journey to the Sunshine Coast. With the expertise of a crew who had extensive experience in scuttling ships for artificial reefs, explosives were carefully positioned in specially made wooden frames hard against the inside skin of the ship, below the waterline. On 31 July 2005 at a site 2.9 nautical miles east of Mudjumba Island off the Sunshine Coast these explosives were detonated and in 2 minutes and 10 seconds, the former HMAS BRISBANE was on the bottom in 28 metres of water. HMAS Brisbane being towed to her resting place.

Morning (weather permitting) and regular afternoon and night dives to the Brisbane Shipwreck. (Bookings are essential)

Dives are double tank dives and may be scheduled in the morning and or afternoon. Morning Dives are complete by around 12:30pm and afternoon dives by 4:00pm.

Dive Trip Departs daily - Mooloolaba - 110 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba Sun Shine Coast. All bookings must reconfirm for a weather check between 4.00pm - 5.00pm the day prior to the dive  Note no transfers are provided. Customers are to make there own way to Sunreef Dive Shop.

Sunreef is conveniently located on the left hand side of Brisbane Road as you approach Mooloolaba Beach.”Look for the big blue sign.” The dive shop is only a few minutes stroll to the hub of restaurants and accommodation that is available here at Mooloolaba.


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Sunreef Scuba Diving Services | Day Dive - HMAS Brisbane Wreck A must to explore when in Brisbane the wreck of HMAS Brisbane. Scuba diving this area is very good you will see big wrecks of Brisbane.
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