Dive the Tobruk

Price $200 per adult
Duration 5 hours
Departs Hervey Bay Marina
Operates On demand year round

Due to the Tobruk coming to rest on her starboard side more time is required to prepare the ship for divers. We expect to start diving tours to the Tobruk once Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service give the green light that she is safe to dive in early 2019. Rest assured the ex HMAS Tobruk dive will be a strikingly unique experience with large sections and highlights available to Open Water, Advanced Open Water and Wreck Divers.

The Ex-HMAS Tobruk rests on the seabed in a area just North of Hervey Bay. She came to rest on her starboard side and does not disappoint as Australia latest dive wreck!

The unexpected orientation only makes for a more interesting and unusual dive. The Tobruk is like no other wreck in Queensland or the world! She offers a unique diving experience with excellent access and awe inspiring scale. Her stern doors are open revealing her colossal main tank deck and providing a full-length (almost 120m!) swim-through experience like no other.

Resting on her side the dive depth ranges from 12 - 28 metres with ample interesting sections for open water and advanced divers to feel comfortable and challenged.

It will only take a short period of time for nature to reclaim this majestic behemoth. Divers will explore the ship and her surrounds encountering a bounty of fascinating marine life.

Colourful reef fish and anemones will greet excited divers as they descend. Octopus, Lion & Puffer fish and sparkling schools of Baitfish may part as you swim through the second-to-none cavernous tank deck.

For those experienced enough to descend to the seafloor, flathead, hermit crabs and rays will await your company.

About the Tobruk

HMAS Tobruk (L 50) was a Landing Ship Heavy (LSH) of the Royal Australian Navy. Planning for the ship began in the 1970s to provide the Australian Army with a permanent sealift capability. Her keel was laid down in Newcastle, NSW in 1979, launched in 1980, and commissioned in 1981. She was a multi-purpose heavy lift ship capable of transporting soldiers, heavy vehicles and tanks, and delivering them to shore via landing craft or directly by beaching.

The HMAS Tobruk was decommissioned by the Australian government in July 2015 with the state of Queensland successfully tendering for the vessel in late 2016. The ship was towed from Sydney to the port of Bundaberg in December 2016 for preparations for scuttling in Wide Bay in June 2018.

Available for Hire

  • Air Tanks & Weight Belt
  • Regulator / Ocky
  • BCD
  • Wetsuits
  • Mask, Snorkel and Fins
  • Gloves
  • Go-Pro’s (limited)

Features & Facilities

  • Fully licensed
  • On-board toilet
  • Free car park
  • Tank refills


Adults: $200 + $8 Marine park fee


  • 2x guided dives of Ex-HMAS Tobruk
  • Tank & weight belt
  • Tea / Coffee and refreshments throughout the day
  • Ample Car Park Spaces

What to bring

  • Your diving certification info, gear and towel
  • Warm jacket and hat
  • Camera, GoPro (also available for hire) etc

Departure info

Departure time

Tour Departs Returns
Morning dive 7:30am ETA: 12:30pm
Afternoon dive 1:00pm ETA: 5:30pm

Hervey Bay Dive Centre

(on the Boat Club Marina)
The Dive Office
The Boatclub Marina
Urangan Harbour, Hervey Bay
QLD 4655