Wreck Trip Reports

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Rangitoto

Rangitoto, iron steamer, 1873. E, side of Cape Jackson, Marlborough Sounds. Engine, boiler

05/02/2017 21:22 hrs
by
trimixguy

Tables INSPIRATION DIVES R.M.S. NIAGARA

As yo can see , the Niagara was planned for a 21 min bottom time. The year before we had dived the wreck for 15mins, but decided that this trip, our experience at these depths were growing & our support plans steamlined, so we would extend. The table was cut the same way as for … Continue reading Tables INSPIRATION DIVES R.M.S. NIAGARA

04/02/2017 20:45 hrs
by
trimixguy

Trip report by David Apperley Niagara

So, we are finally off on our dive, descending effortlessly down a near vertical shotline. At 50mtrs Tim stopped to swap to his bottom gas from air. I turned to my left to stare into the Blue water through which we were descending, to be pleasantly startled by four or five, metre plus kingfish circling. … Continue reading Trip report by David Apperley Niagara

04/02/2017 02:10 hrs
by
trimixguy

TRIMIX HITS THE COOLIDGE

TRIMIX HITS THE COOLIDGE The SS President Coolidge. As one of the top wreck dives in the world, it?s like nothing you?ve ever seen before, starting in 20 metres of warm, calm, tropical waters and extending down a slope 200 metres to its maximum depth of 70 metres. Most divers who have explored the Coolidge … Continue reading TRIMIX HITS THE COOLIDGE

04/02/2017 02:04 hrs
by
trimixguy

Trevor Jackson Dive report

About 20 years ago when I?d first learned to dive I got a call from a trawler friend of mine. He had lost a set of nets in the middle of Moreton Bay on what was colloquially known as ?the barge?. As so often happens in this type of situation no one really knew what … Continue reading Trevor Jackson Dive report

04/02/2017 02:03 hrs
by
trimixguy

The Wild Geese of Thirsty Sound

Saturday the 24th of July 2004. Anticipation. It?s quite often the best bit of a new adventure. Anticipation is rife around the decks of the Esperance Star today. Tomorrow the ship will head north for a mission we have been planning for over a year. Now the anticipation is all but over, and reality will … Continue reading The Wild Geese of Thirsty Sound

04/02/2017 02:02 hrs
by
trimixguy

The Niagara History

The Niagara, which Tim has been researching for the past two years was a liner built for the Union shipping company who operated a mail & passenger service between Canada & Australia/ New Zealand. This was a ship of world class, with 1st, 2nd & 3rd class sections; her dimensions were 524 feet long, 66feet … Continue reading The Niagara History

04/02/2017 01:53 hrs
by
trimixguy

The first Dives on HMAS PERTH

The first Dives on HMAS PERTH By Paul Hosie A group of Perth based cave divers were offered the unique privilege of being the first divers onto and into the wreck the day after its sinking on Sat 24th November 2001. The objective was to assist in clearing the wreck of hazards to divers. The … Continue reading The first Dives on HMAS PERTH

04/02/2017 01:52 hrs
by
trimixguy

The 18 minutes

I was at a party recently. The conversation was lively and somehow we got onto the subject of age. All the clichés were there; ?I?m 53 but I still feel 17 inside?, ?You?re only as young as the woman you feel?. It occurred to me that of all the people in the room, I would … Continue reading The 18 minutes

04/02/2017 01:51 hrs
by
trimixguy

Niagara on Rebreather by David Apperley

Divers: Tim Cashman, David Apperley, & Brian Oxenham. The Buddy Inspiration closed circuit rebreather, in my opinion is the best, readily available, closed circuit unit on the market today. While rebreather design is fairly simplistic, many manufacturers have added extra features, such as redundant units, decompression computers, head up warning displays etc. With the Inspiration, … Continue reading Niagara on Rebreather by David Apperley

04/02/2017 01:50 hrs
by
trimixguy

NIAGARA EXPEDITION MEDIA RELEASE 2003

MEDIA RELEASE David Apperley On Behalf of: Australasian Technical Diving Group 28/01/2003 NIAGARA EXPEDITION 2003 Diving for Gold For nearly half a century, the ultimate dream of many Southern Hemisphere divers is to dive the wreck of the R.M.S Niagara. “The Titanic of the Pacific” now lies in 120mtrs water near Hen and Chicken Is. … Continue reading NIAGARA EXPEDITION MEDIA RELEASE 2003

04/02/2017 01:48 hrs
by
trimixguy

Niagara 99 Expedition January 1999 Tim Cashman

Niagara 99 Expedition January 1999 Tim Cashman The Lure of Gold Beneath The Sea ‘Gold from the Sea’ by JRW Taylor suggests that the word ‘Gold’ invokes the imagination for romantic and wild adventure to far greater a degree than the metal itself, and that yarns of a wreck lost with a cargo of treasure … Continue reading Niagara 99 Expedition January 1999 Tim Cashman

04/02/2017 01:47 hrs
by
trimixguy

Niagara 2003 Expedition Report Tim Cashman

Niagara 2003 Expedition Report Tim Cashman My expectations for this trip were very high. Previous visits to the magnificent RMS Niagara had been awe inspiring, highly rewarding and great fun. This time Dave Apperley had assembled a crack team of some of the worlds leading rebreather divers and booked a two week charter, so I … Continue reading Niagara 2003 Expedition Report Tim Cashman

04/02/2017 01:45 hrs
by
trimixguy

Niagara 2003 Trip Report by David Apperley

A day by day account as it happens is been put on the site for you to read. Niagara 2003: Day 1 The final members of the team arrived in Tutakaka around midday, and along with severe jetlag, we managed to mix all our gas required for the 12 days of diving that was to … Continue reading Niagara 2003 Trip Report by David Apperley

04/02/2017 01:44 hrs
by
trimixguy

Niagara 2001 by Tim Cashman

Niagara 2001 Tim Cashman We were asked to dive the Niagara by Natural History NZ who are making a 6 part documentary series on extreme sports. Diving is one. The series is called the Force and will be shown on National Geographic Channel (don’t know when). We did 2 dives on the Niagara which is … Continue reading Niagara 2001 by Tim Cashman

04/02/2017 01:42 hrs
by
trimixguy

The SS Keilawarra by Mark Brown

Mark Brown The SS Keilawarra was an inter-colonial steamship that was carrying cargo and passengers from Sydney to Brisbane. On the night of 8th December 1886 she was involved in a collision with a ship called the Helen Nicoll about five kilometres south east of North Solitary Island and sank within seven minutes in seventy-four … Continue reading The SS Keilawarra by Mark Brown

04/02/2017 01:41 hrs
by
trimixguy

HMAS SWAN ? Monster 2003 Day & Night Diving Trip Report by Mark Brown

HMAS SWAN ? Monster 2003 Day & Night Diving Trip Report by Mark Brown This a portion of a full trip report of my Wreck Run through S.A. and W.A. For the full trip report (and I mean full) check out the articles section of www.diveoz.com.au See more of Mark?s photos & trip reports for … Continue reading HMAS SWAN ? Monster 2003 Day & Night Diving Trip Report by Mark Brown

04/02/2017 01:39 hrs
by
trimixguy

HMAS PERTH ? 2003 Diving Trip Report by Mark Brown

HMAS PERTH ? 2003 Diving Trip Report by Mark Brown This a portion of a full trip report of my Wreck Run through S.A. and W.A. For the full trip report (and I mean full) check out the articles section of www.diveoz.com.au See more of Mark?s photos & trip reports for wreck diving at www.trimixdivers.com … Continue reading HMAS PERTH ? 2003 Diving Trip Report by Mark Brown

04/02/2017 01:37 hrs
by
trimixguy

HMAS HOBART ? Monster 2003 Diving Trip Report by Mark Brown

HMAS HOBART ? Monster 2003 Diving Trip Report by Mark Brown This a portion of a full trip report of my Wreck Run through S.A. and W.A. For the full trip report (and I mean full) check out the articles section of www.diveoz.com.au See more of Mark?s photos & trip reports for wreck diving at … Continue reading HMAS HOBART ? Monster 2003 Diving Trip Report by Mark Brown

04/02/2017 01:36 hrs
by
trimixguy

The Byron Trawler March 2004 by Mark Brown

The Byron Trawler March 2004 by Mark Brown Cyclones and diving don’t mix, a safety thing I think. After rescheduling the trip due to some cyclone along the Qld coast we were finally ready to dive “The Byron Trawler”. The trawler was owned by Hal Hankin but the name of the trawler is out of … Continue reading The Byron Trawler March 2004 by Mark Brown

04/02/2017 01:35 hrs
by
trimixguy

MUCK DIVING EXPEDITION Another trip on Esperance Star has finally come around

By Jason Blackwell and Trevor Jackson MUCK DIVING EXPEDITION Another trip on Esperance Star has finally come around, this time with a bit of a twist. We left Newport on Sunday night late as Trev had to replenish the boat after the weekend trip. Within an hour we were at our first destination. So we … Continue reading MUCK DIVING EXPEDITION Another trip on Esperance Star has finally come around

04/02/2017 01:33 hrs
by
trimixguy

Artifact Restoration for the Layman

If you dive wrecks on a regular enough basis, sooner or later you?re probably going to discover an artifact that you?ll want to take home as keepsake. Unless you are the actual owner of the ship you are diving, you will probably be breaking the law in some way by doing so.

04/02/2017 01:31 hrs
by
trimixguy

APPROACHING WRECK DIVING???.ARE YOU AN IDIOT?

Two friends meet on a beach. Both are experienced divers and guides on a wreck that lay 100 meters off the shore.

04/02/2017 01:29 hrs
by
trimixguy

HMAS SWAN Scuttle Report

?SINK THE SWAN?
by Andy Nelson
On Sat 14 Dec 1997, the ex- HMAS SWAN (see Note) descended 30m to the clear and protected waters of Geographe Bay off Dunsborough, south west WA.

28/01/2017 07:54 hrs
by
Robert

Wet Caves and Shipwrecks Australia