The Hervey Bay Dive Club

The Hervey Bay Dive Club is an intra club of the Hervey Bay Boat Club. Our diving is organised to be fun, safe and economical. The only pre-requisite is to be qualified, a member of the Hervey Bay Boat Club and have a passion for diving. Social activities are a feature of our club. Numerous wrecks with abundant marine life lie a short boat ride from the harbour. HMAS Brisbane is within a few hours drive, and Torbruk tours leaving from the bay. Fish species include blue parrot, groper, schooling trevally turrum, snapper, cod, coral trout, sweetlip, blackall, mangrove jack as well as turtle, sea snakes and rays. The marine life is as good as you will get anywhere, our best kept secret.

Hervey Bay, home to Fraser Island and the Whales.

Club Information

The Hervey Bay Dive Club is one of a number of clubs that come under the umbrella of the Hervey Bay Boat Club. The club was formed in 1997. It is a non profit club promoting enjoyable, safe and economical scuba diving. Social Activities are organised and families are encouraged to be part of them. They include Christmas functions, dive trips and regular BBQ's after the diving.


To take part in a dive you must contact the Dive Officer usually on a Friday night before the weekend dive and have your name registered. Everyone then assembles at the advertised departure place at the designated time. The dive location is discussed and determined. The Dive Officer, who organises the boats allocates divers to them and everyone proceeds to the dive site. On non dive dates club members will often organise their own diving. Contacts are advertised in the newsletter.


These are held on the second Tuesday of the month. They are held at the Boat Club and commence at 7.30 pm. They are open to all members. Current diving topics and associated areas of interest are discussed as well as the planning of club activities. Meetings run to an agenda, minutes are taken and relevant information is published in the monthly newsletter. The Tommy Turtle Award is presented to a club member for a humorous faux pas. An Annual General Meeting is held in August to receive reports, elect a committee and set fees.

A monthly newsletter is produced by the Publicity Officer after each general meeting and mailed to all members. It keeps members informed of club activities and has a monthly schedule of diving activities. There is contact information for all club members. Contributions to the newsletter are always welcomed.

All dive activities, monthly dive meetings and fundraising raffle dates are all updated on facebook every month.

Club Membership Fees


All members must have their own insurance with public liability, professional indemnity and accident cover.


Divers must have their own equipment and maintained to accepted standards. The Dive Officer has the responsibility for the Club oxygen and has it available on one of the dive boats. Some members have their own compressors.

Club-T Shirts

T-shirts with the club logo are available from the Treasurer. The different styles, sizes and prices will be advertised on the clubs facebook page.


The clubs major fund raising activity is to assist with the monthly Saturday Raffles at the Boat Club. Our members are rostered to assist. If you can't make the rostered time it is your responsibility to swap with someone else so there are enough helpers. The task is not difficult.


Throughout the year the club organizes day dives, wreck dives, drift dives, twilight dives and not to be missed night dives, with some away dives being organized by club members to great places like Lady Musgrave and Stradbroke Islands. The club has quarterly social events such as barbeques or dinners out.

Dive Sites

Roy Rufus Artificial Reef 25° 15.980'S  152° 56.850'E
25° 16.044'S  152° 58.013'E
25° 16.087'S   152°57.086'E
Roy Rufus is the largest artificial reef in the southern hemisphere created through the sinking of old ships, concrete blocks and car bodies since 1968. The reef is home to masses of fish such as gropers, coral trout, kingfish and scorpionfish that congregate amongst the wreckage. Other marine life observed on the reef include, wobbegongs, sea snakes, turtles and the occasional dugong.
Simpson Artificial Reef 25° 11.093'S  152° 57.613'E
25° 11.144'S  152° 57.613'E
25° 11.337'S  152° 57.654'E
25° 11.338'S  152° 57.711'E
25° 11.384'S  152° 57.685'E

Simpson Artificial Reef is named after Woody Island’s first head lighthouse keeper, Mr John Simpson. The 80 hectare Simpson Reef was built in waters 10m deep near the Outer Banks.
Hardie Artifical Reef 25° 17.277'S  153° 01.492'E
25° 17.291'S  153° 01.550'E
25° 17.329'S  153° 01.508'E
25° 17.878'S  153° 01.814'E
25° 17.926'S  153° 01.841'E
Hardie Artificial is located North-East of Little Woody Island. It is named after Woody Island's second head lighthouse keeper, Mr Peter Hardie. Co-ordinates of the Hardie Artifiacial reef can be found to the side.


Here is a list of images take by our divers whilst diving the Hervey bay reefs. Some of these include The 3 Ships, Kondari, Simpson, and the Artificial Reef.



John Schwarzrock Ph:(07) 4128 1253Email:

Sykrena KeightleyMobile: 0400 098 419Email:

Annette AndreasenMobile: 0411 467 185Email:

Alan SlavenPh: (07) 4125 3969 Email:
Publicity Officer

Janelle ShawMobile: 0418 114 933Email:
Dive Officers

Dan KeightleyMobile: 0408 706 436 Email:

Postal Address

PO Box - 315

Torquay - QLD - 4655