To dive for...the ex-HMAS Brisbane
Welcome to HMASBrisbane.com.au, Australia’s original & growing Internet gateway to the ex-HMAS Brisbane, Australia’s newest scuba dive site on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Queensland. During its time in service, HMAS Brisbane was affectionately known by those who served on her as “The Steel Cat”. Huge crowds watched as the HMAS Brisbane was ceremoniously sunk at 10am on Sun 31 July 2005, just off the coast of Maroochydore & Mooloolaba.
Dive & explore the HMAS Brisbane artificial reef — now open for diving in 28m of water,!
Divers can explore the 133 metre, former warship through large access holes that allow passage into the forward engine room, boiler room, & the ship’s interior including sleeping quarters used by the crew during the ship’s service from 1967 to 2001.
And, of course, divers also have the chance to explore the growth of the artificial reef, with substantial marine life already colonising the wreck.
Diving shipwrecks requires careful planning. Divers must be experienced & have received the appropriate level of training. Entry to the park is prohibited without a permit or written approval. This applies to everyone—all vessels, divers & snorkelers. For club & private divers wishing to book, the current permitted dive operators taking dive trips out to the HMAS Brisbane are:
â€˘ Sunreef, Mooloolaba Ph: (07) 5444 5656
NOTE: 2 hour mooring timeslots apply to all dive bookings.
For the latest information, permit fees & marine park alerts, visit Ex-HMAS Brisbane Regional Park on Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport & Racing website.