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Esperance Dive Safari

Jan ’12Jan
1922
Esperance Dive Safari 19-22 January 2012

The exciting Esperance Dive Safari will run from 19-22 January 2012.

Esperance has over 140 islands in the Recherché Archipelago and subsequently many wonderful dive sites to choose from. The islands are washed by crystal clear turquoise water. These granite intrusionsBoulders & Sea Tulips, Esperance provide large caves, boulders and swim-throughs for the diver to explore. The temperate water is the perfect environment for the prolific growth of colourful soft corals and sponges. These line the caves and boulders and the array of   colour is breath taking. Esperance is also blessed with areas of hard coral. This is usually in the form of plate coral and is always teeming with tiny colourful fish.

The Esperance water is home to many species of fish. Some of the more common species seen on a dive include groper, red snapper, harlequin fish, sweep, queen snapper, cuttlefish, wrasse, break-sea cod, blue devils to mention a few! .

Esperance is also the home of the famous Southern fighting crayfish and abalone.

February 14, 1991 saw the Sanko Harvest floundering on a reef some 21 nautical miles from the Esperance Port. What was originally seen as an environmental disaster turned out to be a major windfall for the diving fraternity. The second largest wreck dive in the world and the largest off the Australian coast this 174 metre long Japanese Bulk Carrier now acts as host to a vast array of marine creatures.

The ocean has taken its toll and the wreck has divided into three sections. The depths vary between 13 and 44 metres of water. Officially declared a marine sanctuary in 1994 the wreck acts as a safe haven for the large blue groper and red snapper that inhabit the twisted remains. It is not uncommon to have a visit from an inquisitive seal or dolphin.

 

The Perth Scuba Dive Safari includes:

  • 3 night’s accommodation staying at Woody Island, Esperance in a Safari Hut (shared)
  • Breakfast daily
  • 4 x Boat dives at local Esperance dive sites
  • 2 x Boat dives on the Sanko Harvest wreck
  • 1 x Shore dive on the Tanker Jetty (night dive)
  • Transfers from Esperance to Woody Island and return

The trip is strictly limited to 20 places. Contact us on 9455 4448 or email us to secure your place with a deposit of $200.

The Perth Scuba Esperance Dive Safari is $990pp or only $895pp for Manta Club Members.


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