sunreef diving

diving the ex-hmas brisbane.

diving on the sunshine coast has never been more inviting!

The custom scuttling of the ex-HMAS Brisbane in 2005 created a brilliant opportunity for keen divers to observe an artificial reef and new world class dive site close up, with the Brisbane fast becoming the “must dive” location in Australian waters.

Sunreef Dive Services has exclusive use of two mid-ship moorings on the ex-HMAS Brisbane. 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 cover 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.

So for your chance to dive with great visibility, warm waters, with expert and experienced dive guides, book your ex-HMAS Brisbane dive now!

Or if diving isn’t for you, but you are looking for something a bit different, why not join one of our snorkeling trips or grab a Stand Up Paddleboard and float around the river and canals for a few hours?

Contact the shop for bookings 5444 5656.