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Scuba Diving in Althorpe Island, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia Australia

Maximum depth:
131.2ft/40m
Visibility:
Up to 50ft/15m
Althorpe Island is located opposite the Innes National Park, in Yorke Peninsula. The spot is an tiny island, studded with dive sites walls of over 65 ft/20 m, three wrecks and seal colonies to name a few. Minimum winter temperatures average around 4°C/39.2°F and the maximum can reach 40°C/140°F during summer.

Due to the colder southern ocean waters, a wetsuit is often required for skin-diving or scuba diving activities or for any prolonged periods in the water, even during the warmer summer months. Air refills for scuba tanks are available at various locations throughout Yorke Peninsula.

However, there is only a diving school which is based in Adelaide, organizing scuba diving in Althorpe Island, accessible by boat from Marion Bay. The spot is recommended only for advanced practitioners. The max depth of the dive spot is at 131 ft/40 m while the average visibility is up to 49 ft/15 m long.

Usually there are no underground currents so let yourself to be seduced by the beauty and the variety of the marine life of the spot: seals, bulls-eyes fishes, Blue Devils fishes, boar-fishes and crayfishes. Accommodation options and leisure activities are located in Marion Bay, while the Innes National Park gives you a good chance to redefine your touch with nature.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Adelaide
175.2 mi / 282 km, 3 hrs 25 mins
From Adelaide, head North along Port Wakefield Road, following the signs to Port Wakefield Continue onto Port Augusta – Port Wakefield Road, Continue on Port Wakefield Road, Take a slight left towards Copper Coast Highway , Continue straight onto Copper Coast Highway, Turn left at Yorke Highway , On the left you will see a ‘Welcome to Yorke Peninsula’ sign, Continue on Yorke Highway, Turn right to stay on Yorke Highway, Slight right bend to stay on Yorke Highway, Turn left at Maitland Road, Continue onto Main Street, Continue onto Minlaton-Yorktown Road, Slight right at Yorke Highway, Turn right at Main Street, Continue onto White Hut Road, Turn left at Stenhouse Bay Road, Turn left at Willyama Drive, Take the first right on to Templetonia Crescent, Turn left at Waratah Avenue and you arrive at Marion Bay.
BY AIR
Adelaide International Airport,
170.8 mi / 175 km from Adelaide

Schools

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BOOKING REQUEST
Rafting & Outdoor activities, Queensland
/ Australia, Queensland, Tully River

Summer/Autumn 2016-2017

Asia/Oceania

December – AUSTRALIA

River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Tully River.

Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.

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