Eaglehawk Dive Centre offers divers access to some of the best temperate waters in the world.
The Centre overlooks Pirates Bay on the Tasman Peninsula, about a one-hour drive south-east of Hobart, in one of Tasmania’s prime diving destinations.
National Geographic magazine, in January 1997, featured a story by one of the world’s best underwater photographers, David Doubilet. Doubilet stated that Tasmania had some of the best cool temperate diving in the world.
The rich invertebrate and fish life provides spectacular diving, and whales and dolphins are regularly sighted on this part of the coast.
As a Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI), Eaglehawk Dive Centre offers dive courses to prepare divers for all our challenging and adventurous sites. They also can provide diving equipment for purchase or rent. Resort dives and snorkelling available to non-divers.
Our staff are extremely experienced with a total of more than 100 years of diving experience and they know all the dive sites in this region.
The Centre facilities include a wet laboratory for biologists and photographers, lodge, kitchen, showers, toilets, dive shop, classroom, diver training pool and fill station. Divers are transported in wet diver transporter (Toyota Troop Carrier).
From $115 to $230
Eaglehawk Dive Centre is recognised internationally as the professionals in temperate water dive guiding.
The area offers fabulous above water scenery, massive cliff formations towering up to 300 metres (1000 feet) above sea level. These cliffs continue underwater and combined with the rich invertebrate life give spectacular diving. The geology of the region is primarily mudstone/sandstone/dolerite/granite that has, in some areas, been eroded to a very large degree offering huge caves, caverns and passageways.
The wrecks of the “SS Tasman” in 70 metres (230 feet), “SS Nord” in 40 metres (130 feet) and the “Andre Reboncas” in six metres (20 feet) offer wreck diving for every level of experience.
Giant kelp forests (macrocystis pyrifera) towering from sometimes 30 metres (100 feet) to the surface give the diver the feeling of flying as they glide through the underwater equivalent of rain forests. These forests are home to many of the endemic species that can be found in southeast Tasmania. You might see unique creatures such as sea dragons, hand fish and seals.