Technical Boat Dive - Tec 2 Dives
Sydney Dive Charters operates fortnightly technical boat dive - Tec 2 dives, departing Saturday mornings at 0700am from Sydney Harbour. Our purpose built dive charter boat picks up and drops off from Rose Bay wharf and Little Manly boat ramp. Sydney Dive Charters operates dives to a variety of shipwrecks and deep reefs, such as ‘The Peak”. We also operate from Pittwater’s Careel Bay Marina, Botany Bay and Port Hacking to several wrecks located offshore from these Harbour’s. Sydney Dive Charters technical boat dives - Tec 2 dives are for technical divers who are certified by any agency such as GUE, PADI, SSI to dive 51-78metres.
Why Join Sydney Dive Charters for Technical Boat Dive - Tec 2 Dives
Our purpose built commercial Kevlacat carry’s 6-8 tech divers using twin 18 cylinders or CCR rebreathers. Divers stage cylinders and scooters are stowed in twin dive racks and each diver has an onboard crate for other equipment. The dive boat has twin 300hp outboards and comfortably reaches any technical boat dives Tec 2 dive site in under 60min. At this level of diving and depth of dive sites we can deploy a shot line or anchor depending on the dive teams preference. Our Catamaran is a very stable platform to dive from, easy to enter and exit the water using twins 18s or CCR’s while carrying multiple stages.
The Master and crew have a lot of experience in Tec 2 technical diving, and will provide assistance gearing up and entering and exiting the water. The crew will pass in and collect stage cylinders and scooters as required. The Master will coordinate with the dive team, so he can provide safe surface support while decompression is done, either under the boat or by drifting.
Technical Boat Dive - Tec 2 Dive Sites
Sydney’s coast has hundreds of shipwrecks and many shipwrecks are yet to be located. Some of the wrecks we dive were ‘lost at sea’. The RAN, Royal Australian Navy, used some ships as target practice such as the HMAS Encounter, which we dive regularly. Sydney Dive Charters operates to over 25 dive sites in the Tec 2 depth range; we have been extensively exploring the Peak reef and have some truly outstanding dive sites located on this deep offshore reef.
Dive Boat Comfort, Capacity and Safety
Sydney Dive Charters purpose built dive boat is a catamaran type with twin hull's providing a perfect stable dive platform for scuba divers, reducing vessel movement for customers and crew alike, the vessel holds 10 divers, plus crew comfortably. The dive boat has a toilet or (head) in the forward cabin for all onboard. When boarding divers either enter via the port side midship walkway when boarding from a wharf or via the stern entry and exit area via the dive ladder, this entry is used when we board via a beach such as Little Manly or Long Bay Beach. Our boat dive deck layout allows scuba divers to be seated with their back to their own dive equipment or if they have selected online our top of range hire gear, this hire gear will already be prepared, checked and ready for use after our Dive Master or Master gives each customer a briefing on its safe use. The boat dive deck layout also allows all the divers to face each other so everyone can discuss the upcoming dives or what they have seen on the previous dive adventure, when heading out to one of Sydney Dive Charters selected dive sites, divers can discuss or organise their buddy, dive gear or what they would like to see and listen to the detailed pre departure safety briefing or the dive site briefing given by either the Master or Dive Master. Sydney Dive Charters provides each scuba diver with their own dive crate located directly under their seat located on the tank rack, this dive crate is used to store divers fins, mask, dive bag etc. the Port and Starboard (left and right) tank racks can be converted into comfortable seating for charters that don't require customers having dive equipment. Our tank racks safely secure each divers one or two tanks using brackets and straps, once the dive boat reach's the dive site divers simply get their masks and fins organised and/ or donned , unsecure their BCD and tank, put it on while seated, when ready stand up and hold one of the many handrails for stability, then take a few steps to the aft exit and entry area before entering the water via a giant stride entry. Once the diver is in the water they can hold onto a mermaid line if a current or conditions require, divers may also be instructed to do so by the dive guide, if conditions allow divers can make their way to the bow with their buddy where the anchor is located ready for descent. Our dive crew will assist every diver when entering and exiting the water, and will do a final gear check before the giant stride entry, when the diver returns he or she climbs up the purpose built dive ladder wearing their fins, when they reach the top and stand on the deck our crew will remove their fins prior to the diver walking assisted back to their nominated seat to safely secure or change over their dive tank making it ready for their next dive after a surface interval. Sydney Dive Charters has all the safety equipment including RFD (life raft), lifejackets, flares, radio, EPIRB, fire extinguishers, first aid, and oxygen in case of diver emergency's, our staff are all highly qualified and experienced first aid trained.
Pickup Locations To Dive a Range of Technical Tec - 2 Ship Wrecks Or Deep Offshore Reefs
Sydney Dive Charters offers several different pickup locations for technical Tec - 2 boat dive pickups in Sydney Harbour, either Little Manly Boat Ramp or Rose Bay Public Wharf are our regular daily pickup locations. Both these pickup locations require dive boat travel times to most of our Sydney technical ship wrecks or deep offshore reef Dive Sites of anywhere from 30 - 60min. Sydney Dive Charters also offers pickups from Long Bay, Malabar, when diving technical tec - 2 ship wrecks or deep offshore reefs, this pickup location is also used to dive Magic Point or Sydney dive sites south of Maroubra. This beach pickup is only 5 minutes boat travel to Magic Point, however a group booking will need to be organised to select this dive boat pickup point. Pickups from Careel Bay Marina, Pittwater, Bayview Boat Ramp, Pittwater, when diving the ship wreck of the EX-HMAS Adelaide or a range of other Sydney dive sites north of Narrabeen on Sydney's Northern Beaches. If a private charters is organised we can pickup from anywhere as required if safe to do so.
Hire Gear On-board Sydney Dive Charters Technical Tec 2 Boat Dives
Sydney Dive Charters has a full range of the very best top quality hire gear range including Scubapro, Halcyon, Faber steel tanks or aluminium tanks and has all dive gases such as air, nitrox, helium, and oxygen, dive gases can be blended on request when dive certification is provided. Sydney Dive Charters hire gear BCD's are Scubapro Tec Wing's which allows scuba divers to get the very most out of their Sydney diving. Scuba divers when booking their Sydney boat dives can add-on any variety of our top of the range hire gear simply by adding on the hire gear package that best suits their needs for the day boat diving.
Click here to checkout Sydney Dive Charters range of top quality hire gear or click the Gear Hire tab on the top of the bar located on the Home Page.
Sydney Dive Charters provides hot drinks, light snacks and spray jackets during the return journey.
Minimum Certification - Tech 50
Recommended Minimum Experience - 100 logged dives
Recommended Gas - As Required
Deco Gases - As Required
Depth Range - 51-78 metres
SINGLE TECHNICAL BOAT DIVE RUNTIME - 4-5HRS
DIVE BOAT DEPARTS – LITTLE MANLY BOAT RAMP OR ROSE BAY PUBLIC WHARF
SEA SICK MEDICATION RECOMMENDED
Due to adverse weather conditions the Master can change dive sites on the day.
***Click here to see our 'Wreck dive sites'
*** Check out our dive calendar to see availability for this dive site.
***Sydney Dive Charters caters for open circuit, CCR, side mount and scooters. Numbers on board are limited to 6-8 due to the amount of dive gear required.
*** For more information on wreck see link http://www.environment.gov.au/heritage/historic-shipwrecks/australian-national-shipwreck-database