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Fleurieu Peninsula
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South Australia's premier holiday destination and recreational playground: only 45 minutes south of Adelaide. The region is made up of rolling green hills, dairy pastures, orchards, farms and vineyards all bounded by picturesque beaches and rugged coastlines.  

Long sandy beaches, rugged cliffs, and sheltered coves introduce a range of year round holiday activities that include fishing, surfing, scuba and snorkeling, sailing and swimming. To keep the family entertained there are animal farms and adventure parks, boat tours and whale watching.

The Fleurieu Peninsula has over 100 cellar doors featuring wines from 4 distinct wine regions, combined with cafes & restaurants offering tasty flavours of regional produce & seafood.

Dive Sites

Rapid Bay Jetty

Depth (10m | 33ft) |
One of SAs best shore dives, two jetties: old timber jetty with no land access, and a newly built jetty starting from the car park and with dive platforms allowing easy entry and exit. Leafy Sea Dragons hiding amongst the kelp.

HMAS Hobart II Wreck

Depth (30m | 98ft) |
Charles F Adams class guided missile destroyer, 131m | 430ft length, built 1964, scuttled as a dive site 5 November 2002. Completed three tours of duty off Vietnam in 1967, 1968 and 1970. In 1968 two sailors were killed and seven others injured when the vessel was hit by ‘friendly fire’.

Second Valley Jetty

Depth (10m | 33ft) |
Great spot for Leafy Sea Dragon’s under the jetty! There are also sea grass and kelp beds, the nearby lasers reef, a sponge garden, dropoffs, and swim throughs. Diverse marine life and very diver friendly.

Victor Harbor

Depth (18m | 59ft) |
Leafy sea dragons can be found in kelp on the island’s boulder pile. There are also seals, sea horses and crayfish. The area has sponge gardens and sea grass beds. To the NE is Screw Pile Jetty.

Aldinga Drop Off

Depth (21m | 69ft) |
Spectacular wall dive (15m | 50ft tall) with overhangs and caves. This site is where large schools of snapper stop when travelling north to their breeding ground in November to March, often followed by white pointer sharks.

Aldinga Pinnacles

Depth (15m | 49ft) |
Rocky reef with swim throughs, overhangs and kelp beds. The pinnacles reach close to the surface.

Carrackalinga Reefs

Depth (6m | 20ft) |
Two rocky reefs with ledges and cracks and shallow water reef fish.

Black's Reef

Depth (14m | 46ft) |
Extensive reef system between the Bluff and Wright Island in Encounter Bay at Victor Harbour. Quite a swim as a shore dive.

Fisheries Beach

There is a reef running parallel to shore, 350m | 1150ft directly out from the beach east of Cape Jervis. Between the reef and shore are anchors, cart wheels, chain thought to be 100 years old.

Gull Rock

Depth (10m | 33ft) |
Small island close to shore at the southern end of Maslin's Beach. The reef extends out from the rock for several hundred metres.

Lassiter's Reef

Depth (8m | 26ft)
Dome shaped reef diameter 50m | 164ft, with leafy sea dragons. Access by long swim from the beach at Second Valley.

Myponga Beach

Depth (5m | 16ft) |
5m | 16ft wall feature with cracks and ledges sheltering crays, lots of drummer, old wives, goat fish and leatherjackets.

Rapid Head

Depth (8m | 26ft) |
Wall feature with lots of fish life. From the base of the wall is a low rocky reef system.

The Blowhole

Access by 4wd through the Deep Creek Conservation Park. Unspoilt due to isolation it is teeming with life, including crays, seals and leafy sea dragons.

Whale Bones

Big honeycombed limestone system of caves, overhangs and swim-throughs. Access from holes in the top of the reef in 2-3m | 6-10ft depth, or from the drop-off further out to sea. The site used to have lots of whale bones from dumping by whalers.

FV Cape Jaffa Wreck

Depth (40m | 131ft) |
Wooden fishing trawler with diesel engine built 1951 (14m | 45ft length). Wrecked in a storm 12 September 1973 with the loss of 3 lives.

SV Ulonga Wreck

Depth (40m | 131ft) |
Wooden schooner built 1910, 10m | 34ft length. Later converted to a paddle steamer for work on the Murray River, then again converted with an engine for short coastal freight runs. Wrecked in a storm 6 June 1976.

SS Portland Maru Wreck

Depth (18m | 59ft) |
Steel freighter built 1919, 117m | 385ft length, with triple expansion boiler. Wrecked 20 March 1935, the wreck is largely flattened but still has the hull and bulkhead outlines, twin boilers and steam engine, all covered with colourful growth.
There are many more dive sites in this area that can be arranged on request either to the skipper on the day of this event for normal dives,
or by Contacting Us for specialist technical dives.


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