Ex-HMAS Tobruk Scuttling Cruise

Ex-HMAS Tobruk Scuttling Cruise (Departs Bundaberg)

Be quick to register your interest and secure your seat now as limited seats are available. You won’t want to miss out on this unique experience! You will be transferred out to the scuttling grounds in style with morning tea and buffet lunch included. The scuttling* site is 22 nautical miles from Bundaberg and will only take an hour to be on site. (*Scuttling means the deliberate sinking of a ship by allowing water to flow into the hull. This can be achieved in several ways—seacocks or hatches can be opened to the sea, or holes may be ripped into the hull with brute force or with explosives.)

DATE: Two windows of opportunity have been identified for the scuttling of the Tobruk. The event will take place between one of these tide windows and pending suitable weather conditions. We will only get confirmation from about a week prior and will notify everyone immediately, so it is important to register your interest with us as only a limited number of seats are available:
Window 1: Tuesday 19 June – 24 June 2018
Window 2: Wednesday 4 July – 10 July 2018
TIME: At this stage 0830 departure and return 1230.
COST: Adults $175, Concession $150, Children (4-14 years) $90, Infants (0-3 years) free.
CONTACT: Contact us to register your interest

The scuttling of the ex-HMAS Tobruk is a project in partnership between the Queensland Government, Bundaberg Regional Council and Fraser Coast Regional Council to create an artificial reef and world-class dive site in our Southern great Barrier Reef region.

The Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing will spend two years overseeing the final preparations to create a safe and clean dive site for visitors and the environment, when completed. This project will:

  • Create a world-class dive site in Queensland–complementing existing dive experiences, including the Great Barrier Reef and ex-HMAS Brisbane.
  • Create an artificial marine ecosystem, providing a haven for a wide range of marine life.
  • Honour the history of an iconic ex-navy ship, preserving her stories for future generations.

History of the HMAS Tobruk

 

Updated 12.6.18 by LB