The MAAC Dive club participates in several styles of diving. Our members include technical divers with twin tanks and rebreathes and cave and cavern divers. The majority of the MAAC divers are Open Water divers who regularly dive to catch crayfish, prawns and crabs.
The MAAC dive club meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 7.00pm. We have guest speakers who share their recent diving experience or some other aquatic expertise.
Only MAAC members can join the Dive Club – for more information contact the office on 9447 1733 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dive club meets on a regular basis for competition and social diving. The MAAC has a range of facilities including a compressor room with tank refill. A Club dive competition is held on a monthly basis to coincide with the monthly angling competition and often yields some great results, especially in crayfish season. Divers can weigh in crays and a selection of fish which are presented at the BBQ on the Saturday evening in the boat shed. This is a great place to meet and talk to other club members.
A dive is organised on the third Sunday of each month, depending on numbers, diving from either club or charter boats on local reefs or Rottnest.
Dive trail at Marmion Marine Park
New Marmion Angling and Aquatic Club Dive and Snorkel Trail provides another drawcard for the Marmion Marine Park
Marmion Marine Park’s underwater experience, the Marmion Angling and Aquatic Club Dive and Snorkel Trail, is open.
The 400 metre trail takes scuba divers and snorkellers on an interactive journey through the clear waters of the marine park, which are often inhabited by a colourful array of fish and marine species.
Suitable for all levels, the trail varies in depth between two to six metres, with 20 underwater plinths installed to guide divers and snorkellers, printed with fun activities, facts and directions. The plaques were illustrated by Kellee Merritt and feature a range of sea creatures likely to be encountered in the marine park.
Accompanying the trail is a mural painted on the outside of the Marmion Angling and Aquatic Club (MAAC) by local artist Brenton See, featuring land-based information and safety signage.
The MAAC Dive and Snorkel Trail is a collaboration between the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and the Marmion Angling and Aquatic Club.
Situated offshore from Perth’s northern suburbs between Trigg Island and Burns Beach, Marmion Marine Park features lagoons, reefs and small islands that provide habitats for seabirds, marine mammals and other remarkably diverse marine life.
For more information about the trail, click here.
Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:
“Marmion Marine Park remains Perth’s primary recreational water activity spot, attracting as many as 1.75 million visits each year.
“The lagoons and reefs in the park are a diver’s paradise, filled with the most spectacular array of fish species such as western blue devils, banded sweep and crested morwong.
“The new MAAC Dive and Snorkel Trail is sure to be a drawcard for underwater enthusiasts, both local and national, as they learn more about the spectacular marine life of Western Australia.”
Contact the Minister’s office – 6552 5800