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Ex-HMAS Tobruk—from Wreck to Reef

The scuttling of the ex-HMAS Tobruk is a project in partnership between the Queensland Government, Bundaberg and Fraser Coast Regional Councils to create an artificial reef and world-class dive site in the Hervey Bay region.

The Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing will spend two years overseeing the final preparations to create a safe and clean dive site for visitors and the environment.

This project will:

  • Create a world-class dive site in Queensland–complementing existing dive experiences, including the Great Barrier Reef and ex-HMAS Brisbane.
  • Create local jobs for the Queensland region and boost the regional economy.
  • Generate national and international tourism opportunities.
  • Create an artificial marine ecosystem, providing a haven for a wide range of marine life.
  • Honour the history of an iconic ex-navy ship, preserving her stories for future generations.

Commercial Dive Access Expression of Interest

The Department of Environment and Science is seeking Expressions of Interest from experienced operators to conduct recreational diving activities on the ex-HMAS Tobruk site.

The opportunity on offer will provide dive businesses access to the ex-HMAS Tobruk site for guided or unguided recreational diving or snorkelling tours.

Applicants for the EOI should have required training, licences and experience to safely guide scuba divers around a shipwreck, along with a thorough understanding of marine conservation and environmental management.

To download the EOI guidelines and to submit your application, visit the QTenders website. Submissions close Friday 16 February 2018, 5pm.

This invitation for EOIs is solely for the provision of access to commercial tourism operators offering recreational diving and snorkelling at the ex-HMAS Tobruk site.

Scuttling of the ex-HMAS Tobruk
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Wreck to Reef

Ex-HMAS Tobruk drawing

To follow the transformation of the ex-HMAS Tobruk, visit our Facebook page.

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Last updated
16 January 2018
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