Not into horses? Then how about diving the fresh water ponds in South Australia over the Melbourne Cup long week end! Here is a little information about our upcoming trip.
For as long as SCUBA CULTURE has existed, the Melbourne Cup Long week end break has been a regular fixture on our calendar of events with a trip to South Australia’s Mount Gambier region.
Staying in picturesque Port Macdonnell and accommodated in 2 fabulous new houses next door to each other, a lucky group of 12 divers will be able to experience something new and totally different for the first time (if suitably attired and qualified).
Not only will divers have an opportunity to SCUBA dive the stunning Ewen’s Ponds but to also FREEDIVE the ponds as well, adding an entire new dimension to the trip.
1 – 4 November 2014
• Dive in crystal clear fresh water aquifer fed ponds
• Park your car only 10 metres from the dive site
• no waves, no swell, no surge, no smelly outboard motors
• log up to 12 dives over just a few days of diving
• See mystical sand boils emerging from the bottom of the ponds
• Native fresh water crayfish, unique plant life, Yellow Eyed mullet, tiny little transparent shrimps and other fish endemic to the region
• Crystal clear waters surrounded by native vegetation
• See the stars in the night sky from the bottom of the ponds with the opportunity to do a night dive (night diver certification required)
• A day trip (bus tour) of the Coonawarra visiting 5 of the regions’ best wineries
• Lunch in the Coonawarra
• Opportunity to dive the beach of Port Macdonnell and perhaps catch a crayfish (conditions permitting)
• You only need open water certification (unless you want to do a night dive)
• A 10 metre walk to the pond entry and a simple drop into the water from the landing
• You don’t even need to wash your equipment; the freshwater ponds do it for you.
How can I experience this I hear you say. Be a current club member with Scuba Culture (open water certified) and then contact us for further details on how to book.