Along with our free shore Night dives and free weekend shore dives, we also run day trips to the following locations around Western Australia.please Contact us for more information and to book onto any of the below trips:
Bunbury Lena Wreck Dive
Following a dramatic chase across treacherous seas, the Australian Navy pounced on the vessels Volga and Lena near Heard Island, about 2,200 nautical miles southwest of Perth.
Today the Lena lies in 18 meters of water only 3 nautical miles from the coast at Bunbury Western Australia where it was scuttled in December 2003. In contrast to its former life as a long line fishing boat, the Lena today is home to a plethora of marine life. Today the ship is well covered and the first hard corals are also visible. There are abundant communities of bait fish and small skippy swirling around the hull.
Lying in just 18M of water, the entire ship is accessible to divers with an open water certification, in contrast to most other prepared wrecks like the HMAS Swan off Dunsborough (18 – 30 meters) and the HMAS Perth in Albany (18 – 34M).
With wide open internal spaces and carefully planned entry and exit holes the Lena is a safe comfortable dive but with some special features to attract more experienced divers. Unlike other wrecks the Lena engine room is open to divers with both the main engine and generators left in place. The propeller has also been left in place and is a very popular photo site for divers with the myriad of fish making their home in and around the stern.
The Lena provides a unique diving experience for all levels of diver experience.
Lena Boat Wreck Dives include:
2-3 Boat Dives, departing Bunbury Marina
Snacks & Drinks
HMAS Swan Wreck Dive
On a sandy bed in the Indian Ocean, just over 200kms south of Perth in Geographe Bay, lies the incredible ship wreck former HMAS Swan. Purpose sunk in 1997 the Swan was one of the first prepared wrecks in Australia, setting a precedent for all that followed. The HMAS Swan Wreck has since become a mecca for tourist divers and locals alike. This is a "must-do" site for divers visiting the Margaret River Region.
The former River Class Destroyer Escort 50, HMAS Swan measures 113m in length with a beam of 12 ½ metres. She now rests in 32 metres of water with the “Crows Nest” sitting at around 9 metres and over the years she has developed a slight list to Starboard side.The Swan Wreck has numerous access holes cut through her aluminium and steel hull, making her the ideal wreck site for recreational diving with plenty of "swim-thru's". Highlights of this site include the Bridge (18m), Laundry (complete with dryer and ironing press) (25m) as well as the Magazine Room (30m) and, of course, the Toilets (20m & 25m).
Various marine species, including a resident Wobbegong, call the HMAS Swan Wreck home all year round with and abundance of colourful hard and soft corals and sponges encasing her hull and inner passageways. A variety of Pelagic species move through the site at different times of the year, including Samson Fish, Yellow Tail King Fish and Tuna. During the months of September to November it is not unusual to see humpback whales during their annual migration...even if we don't see them, we can certainly hear them! The best time for diving the Swan Wreck is late September to mid May, no tours operate during the winter months of June-August.
The Dive Shed has a long history with this incredible ship former HMAS Swan, from her days in Bunbury Port in preparation for her "scuttling" to the present day as a healthy artificial reef and popular dive site. The Swan Wreck is owned and managed by Geographe Bay Artificial Reef Society (G.B.A.R.S), is enveloped by a 200m Marine Sanctuary zone and
Wreck Dives include:
- Double Dive boat tour to Swan Wreck
- 2nd tank of AIR
- Dive Guide
- Lunch and refreshments
You must be a certified diver who has dived within the last 2 years to book this tour.
ROTTNEST ISLAND SCUBA DIVING
Scuba Diving at Rottnest Island is a joy for both the novice and experienced diver. Rottnest Island is located off the coast from the Port of Fremantle, and so is highly accessible to locals of, and visitors to, Perth, Western Australia. Many of Perth’s best dive sites can be found here!
Rottnest is one of only a few places in the world to have a south flowing tropical current, resulting in oceanic conditions where tropical and temperate species can be found side by side. Massive limestone caverns and tunnels invite you to explore, sponges and soft corals offer an injection of colour, and with marine life big and small to observe, there’s never a moment to be bored!
In Spring, migrating Humpback and Minke Whales are found around the island. Whale sightings on the crossing over are common, and divers often hear whale song. In Summer the afternoon sea breeze and slightly cooler air temperature at Rotto bring welcome relief; a day on the boat is ALWAYS preferable to time on land. The Autumn months deliver lighter winds and a warm ocean, schooling Salmon can be seen and it’s a great time for Grey Nurse Shark sightings. Winter meanwhile, although cooler, can offer some spectacular visibility. Rottnest is truely a year-round underwater playground for divers!
DIVE TOUR INCLUSIONS:
- Rottnest Island Authority Marine Reserve admission fee
- 2nd cylinder
- Tea, coffee & filtered water
- Hot, buffet lunch & snacks
Key Biscayne Wreck Dive
ONE OF THE BEST WRECK DIVES IN WA
The Key Biscayne wreck sits 19km out from Lancelin, where she sank during a storm that hit while she was under tow back in 1983. The rig now sits in 42m of water, with the top resting at 26m. It has become a refuge for marine life; schools of colourful fish, a multitude of crays, Port Jackson sharks, several large Wobbies and of course the Grey Nurse Sharks! While not guaranteed, they are regularly seen cruising through the legs of the wreck, and always make for an awesome sight.
The KB trip normally runs twice a year (Spring and Autumn), when conditions are most favourable for diving on the site. Accommodation options available, enquire when booking.
KEY BISCAYNE DIVE TRIP OVERVIEW:
Key Biscayne trips runs over 4 days, with an early departure from Fremantle on the Friday. On the way up to Lancelin we stop for one reef dive (30+) and then it’s on to the wreck for the first of our Key Biscayne dives. After diving the Key Biscayne wreck we head into Lancelin for the night, passengers disembark at the jetty and make their way to their accommodation. Saturday and Sunday run much like a normal Rottnest dive day (8am - 3:30pm), but with departure from Lancelin Jetty. Passengers doing multiple days of diving from the boat are welcome to leave their dive gear onboard overnight. The final day of our trip runs like a reverse of the Friday. One final wreck dive on the Key Biscayne, then we head South, finishing our diving with another reef dive to round out a fantastic long weekend of diving.
The WH-301 also known as Gemini
The WH-301 also known as Gemini was one of two identical steel hopper barges built in 1962 and registered as WH-301 and WH-302. In 1980’s these 36.5 metre-long barges were joined to form a pontoon drill barge for a dredging company in New South Wales. At a later date the ‘twins’ were separated and eventually sold to Mr D. Ceray of Western Australia. In 1993 WH-301 Gemini was sold to a local charter boat operator for the purpose of creating a recreational dive site for advanced divers. The barge was towed by the Naval tug Tammar to a site near Two Rocks Marina and scuttled. In the process of sinking, the hull capsized and now lies on a sandy seabed in 30 metres of water. The wreck is an excellent dive site and can be enjoyed by advanced divers.
With the Gemini Wreck lying in 30 metres of water this is a dive only for the Advanced Certified Diver and also better dived on Enriched Air 32% Mix. Around the Gemini Wreck you will find schools of Drummer and the odd massive Samson Fish. Inside the wreck there are many Crayfish in the holds and a lot of smaller fish.
Meeting at Ocean Reef Marina or Mindarie Marina at 7:30am for a 8am departure we will make the trip over to the Gemini Wreck. Back by approximately 13:30. 30-45 minute boat trip to dive site. first dive on the Gemini Wreck and depending on popular opinion, a second dive on the wreck or move over to a near-by reef for a shallower dive.
- Two Dives
- Charter fees
- Snacks and refreshments
Disclaimer & Cancellation Policy
- Payment in Full required on booking. Non refundable if cancelled within 48 hours of Charter.
- Minimum numbers are required for charter to run. Dive Tub reserves the right to cancel or defer charter if minimum numbers are not met.
- Dive charters are weather dependent and Dive Tub reserve the right to cancel or change boat/dive site if we believe there is a safety risk to passengers or crew.
- Divers “MUST” present there Dive Certification or Temporary Dive Card on the morning of the charter to be permitted to board the vessel.