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How's the diving like in Tasmania?

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#1 Hani Amir

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 02:43 AM

I'm probably going to be doing my BSc in Marine Science at University of Tasmania next year. Whenever I tell someone about it, the first thing they say is something along the lines of "it's bloody cold down there!".

I suppose the only way to dive in such cold waters is using dry suits? I'm from the Maldives and I hate wearing even the thinnest of wetsuits. Does the marine life make up for the cold?

Would really like to hear from people who have dived there! :clapping:

edit: aah did some hunting around online and


says that it's not as cold as people tell me it is! I'm starting to look forward to this now :)

Edited by Hani Amir, 01 July 2009 - 02:45 AM.

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 02:51 AM

I haven't dived there yet but have heard loads of great stories and am hoping to do one myself over the next year. By all accounts, Eaglehawk is the operator to go with. And do it soon, they say global warming is killing off the giant kelp down there but some great sites are still there for now.

If you are a bit tropical as I am, dry suits are definitely the go.


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Posted 01 July 2009 - 02:42 PM

Have dived Bicheno (half way up the easy coast) and Eaglehawk Neck.
Awesome temperate diving, clean water, unique critters, wild rugged coastline, water temp just before start of summer was 13-15c. About 50-50 split between 7mm semidrys and drysuits.
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Can't wait to return.

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 07:25 PM


Tassie has the best temperate diving in the world, cold but clear with amazing sponge gardens and marine life. Have done several dive trips to Tassy to Bicheno and Eaglehawk Neck, both offer brilliant diving.



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