Archive for April, 2011


ex-HMAS Adelaide took 90 seconds to sink at Avoca Beach becoming a new dive site for the Central Coast and Sydney

Ex-HMAS Adelaide waiting to be sunk off Avoca Beach

The last sunrise the ex-HMAS Adelaide will see while afloat at Avoca Beach Photo Courtesy of Ian (Beetwo77) Flickr

The crows has had gathered at Avoca Beach and North Avoca Beach to watch the sinking of the ex-HMAS Adelaide which will be come a scuba dive wreck. People lines the clifftops, they were on the top of buildings and even on the top of the big blue water tower above Terrigal Beach. View full article »

Recent Photographs released show a wide variety of areas to be explored by scuba divers on the ex-HMAS Adelaide

The official website of the ex-HMAS Adelaide shows new photo galleries of areas where divers can access the dive wreck. One of the main dive entrances will be from the Forecastle into the missile magazine area.

Forecastle of the ex-HMAS Adelaide dive wreck prepared for scuba diving

Forecastle of the ex-HMAS Adelaide dive wreck prepared for scuba diving

Lots of space in the old missile storage area for diving and marine life on the ex-HMAS Adelaide.

Missile Space ready for scuba diving on the ex-HMAS Adelaid

Missile Space ready for scuba diving on the ex-HMAS Adelaide

The gas turbine air space area accessed from Deck 1 also has lots of room for divers and should attract lots of sea life also.

Gas turbine air space on the ex-HMAS Adelaide

Gas turbine air space on the ex-HMAS Adelaide suitable for scuba diving

The starboard hangar on the ex-HMAS Adelaide also has lots of space for scuba diving.

Starboard Hangar on the ex-HMAS Adelaide ready fir scuba diving

Starboard Hangar on the ex-HMAS Adelaide ready for scuba diving

Warning Signs are up for the Sinking of the ex-HMAS Adelaide, but is it too late?

Clearway, road closed are all the go in Avoca Beach for the sinking of the ex-HMAS Adelaide as a scuba dive wreck. The local paper, the Central Coast Express Advocate has a headline story about the sinking.

ex-HMAS Adelaide Dive Dive Dive

But it appears that it is all too late. Video footage has confirmed that the ex-HMAS Adelaide has already been sunk, 5 days ahead of time.

Well, almost!

It appears that is hasn’t been sunk yet, and there are lots of clearway signs at Kincumber, North Avoca and Avoca Beach just ready for the sinking to make way for the dive wreck.

ex-HMAS adelaide Clearway sign

Roads will be closed early at Avoca Beach, if you want to get a good car parking space, be there before 1:00am.

Road Closed for HMAS Adelaide Sinking

Looks as though security around the ship will be pretty tight, no access without official authorisation within 1km of the sinking site. I didn’t realise the shark net was so close to the beach and it looks as though it is almost 2.5km long. Have whales ever been caught in this net?

Sinking map - closeup

The interest in the sinking of the ex-HMAS Adelaide as a dive wreck has reached far and wide. Even Ship Spotters are interested.

Shipspotting ex-HMAS Adelaide
The Tourist companies are well and truly getting ready and there is a myriad of choice. Bizarre photo of a ship though!

FantaSea Cruisers ex-HMAS Adelaide

But the No Ship group have not given up, as this video shows.

But the debate is still raging, check out this story on the website of the local newspaper

Express Advocate article April 5 2011

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