Diving and Snorkelling Facilities

Orpheus Island Research Station About OIRS Diving and Snorkelling Facilities



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OIRS has an undercover dive shed for storage and drying of dive equipment after use. Located a short walk to the boat moorings, this area is capable of handling up to 50 divers at once with racks for hanging dive equipment, benches and sinks for setting up and washing dive and research equipment, fresh water showers and a ablution block.

OIRS does not have any dive or snorkelling equipment for hire, but does provide users with weight belts, weights and scuba tanks. There is also a well maintained dive compressor available for users to refill tanks. There is a small trolley for taking equipment and scuba tanks down to the boats and for researchers with a Queensland driving license having been through the OIRS vehicle induction there is a RTV with trailer available to transport heavy gear and equipment to the beach and also to Pioneer Bay Point during low tides.

Daily weather updates, tide charts, nautical maps, first aid kit, boating and diving information and a listing of current research sites can be found at the southern end of the dive shed.

Orpheus Island


The Orpheus Island Research Station actively seeks volunteers to assist with station duties throughout the year. See our Volunteer Program webpage for further information.

Research Station

Orpheus Island Research Station provides a range of excellent facilities to suit both research and educational groups.

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