Congratulations to a small group of enthusiastic divers who took the plunge a couple of weeks ago to enhance there scuba diving skills.
The group which can be seen in our photo's undertook a weekend of training with up to 7 hrs. underwater
The courses undertaken were:
2/ Search and Recovery
3/ Limited Visibility and night diver
4/ Wreck diving.
From training dives in the sheltered waters of Keswick island at the moorings, to diving on a shipwreck which went down in 1877, to doing a drift dive at night on the drop off, you have to take your hat off to these guys,
With these skills you will now enjoy and have the opportunity to experience dives all over the world.
Study Your Dive Theory at Home
Our partner, SSI, is the only training agency which offers free online training for
Scuba Experience Dive and
Open Water Diver.
- Online training allows you to start learning about diving and snorkeling even before booking your first dive.
- It also allows you to complete the academic portion of your course before arriving on the island, allowing for even more time in the water.
Start your free dive course now.
Our vision is to share the underwater world with residents of Mackay and further afield.
Scenic flight to Keswick Island from Mackay Airport,
Training is held on the first weekend of every month. Special training dates are arranged for those with time restrictions (shift workers / overseas / interstate travellers etc).
Scenic return flight to Mackay Airport
We offer all our students complimentary online & in-store theory and information! Come into the shop or call/email for bookings / details.
See our dive gear range for some super specials.
Keswick Underwater Adventures is currently seeking enthusiastic, passionate divers who have the qualifications, skills to assist in leading divers on pleasure dives.
We currently operate every weekend and offer day trips, weekend trips, snorkeling trips and try dives.
Our training program now offers everything from Open water courses through to instructors.
Whether you like diving on shipwrecks or reefs, you will get to decide.
For more details please contact me on 0409 861 561
For and on behalf of
Keswick Underwater Adventures
The weekend of the 17th and 18th of August was truly magical.
We were fortunate to do a night dive in the passage between St Bees and Keswick island. The tide was slack and getting ready to turn when we went in. Diving at night in the passage there is a drop off which goes from 5m to around 18m maximum. We were fortunate to see some large pelagic who were inquisitive and wondering what we were doing. We were also fortunate see the coral spawning. This was my first experience. WE sat at one of the bommies off sure for around 2o minutes. WE saw Lion fish, octopus, eagle rays and watched the coral. A great night dive
On the Saturday the 2 backpackers from Italy decided they wanted to have a refresher course. Again the seas were flat, the winds were non existent so we explored the coral bommies at the moorings. The great thing about the moorings is it's around 10 maximum so we spent a lot of time there. Some great swimthroughs and we got to see a Cobia. Its the first one I have seen in the Whitsundays
Finally on the Sunday we set out around the islands, Keswick and St Bees to do what we love the most, go exploring, we explored Singapore Bay, Connies Caves, found the bat cave did a snorkel dive on the wreck of the Cremer and circumnavigated St Bees island
Please check out some of the photos, It was a great weekend for all of the guests staying at the Keswick Island Guest House, and in the self contained cabins.
Finally, the weather has improved! Funnily enough, even though it's been a bit miserable above the water, we are fortunate that with protection from the islands we can still get out diving and snorkelling and the visibility is actually really good. So today we had the opportunity to go out and dive the wreck of the Singapore which was sunk when it hit Singapore rock in the late 1880s. Anchoring on Singapore rock, we followed the anchor down to the rock then headed East and dropped to 20 metres. The Singapore wreck is really superb, with its funnels are fabulous sight to behold. The entire ship is covered with coral. It's fantastic!! The schooling mackerel, sweet lip, barracuda, eagle rays make for an extra thrilling dive. It was a great day. :)