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Events Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Restrictions


Due to government restrictions on events and activities as a result of the current COVID-19 outbreak, the following activities have been cancelled until the end of June -

  • Monthly General Meetings
  • Club dives and away trips.
The Annual General Meeting and Annual Dinner have been deferred until it is opportune for them to be held.
The situation will be reassessed as circumstances change.

Latest Information

Come here often to get the latest information, news and gossip from the Underwater Explorers Club of SA.  
The club is the longest running scuba diving club in Australia and we do regular boat and shore dives in the local waters around Adelaide and have trips away to Yorke Peninsula and Spencer's Gulf.
The club meets on the first Wednesday of each month (except January).

Visitors are welcome.
Australia’s new Underwater Cultural Heritage Act 2018 (Underwater Heritage Act) will come into force on 1 July 2019 and will replace the current Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976.

The Underwater Heritage Act continues the protection of shipwrecks and adds protection for sunken aircraft and other types of underwater heritage.
Anyone involved in marine activities, planning or the possession of underwater artefacts could be affected and may need to undertake action to be compliant with the legislation.
The documents which contain guidance on how you can meet you’re legal responsibilities are as follows —

(a) Underwater-heritage-artefact

(b)  Underwater-heritage-sites

(c)  How to notify your possession underwater heritage artefacts                        

(d)  A guide to photographing underwater heritage artefacts

They also contain links to further information and how to seek specialist advice.


Meeting Venue


Nailsworth Community Club                             
31 Derlanger Avenue,
Collinswood  SA  5083


For a detailed map of directions, click here

December-2019 Photo Competition Result

The Theme for the December Competition was "Faces"
 Congratulations to Bob Butterfield for his winning entry
in the December-2019 Photo Competition. 
 This photo of a Leafy Sea Dragon
was taken during a dive at Rapid Bay Jetty 
on 20-Sep-2015
using a Canon PowerShot S110 camera

 These and previous winning entries may be found in the Photo Competition gallery.

Diving Experiences



Giant Australian Cuttlefish

This species is the largest of all the cuttlefish and an expert at colour change and camouflage. They can change colour in an instant, and by raising parts of their skin, they can also change shape and texture to imitate rock, sand or seaweed.
Find out more about this fascinating creature here

Videos -
Click here to see member videos of encounters during dives.
Also,  youtube has the following videos -
          video1 (0:12)  video2 (3:28)  video3 (2:45)  

Leafy Seadragon

Sea dragons are some of the most ornately camouflaged creatures on the planet. Adorned with gossamer, leaf-shaped appendages over their entire bodies, they are perfectly outfitted to blend in with the seaweed and kelp formations they live amongst.

Endemic to the waters off south and east Australia, leafy sea dragons are closely related to seahorses and pipefish. Leafies are generally brown to yellow in body colour with spectacular olive-tinted appendages.

Divers encountering these shy creatures should take care in their approach. Read the information contained on this document.

Calendar for 2018-2019



The 2019-20 Calendar has been printed, and
is  available from Committee members.
It has been in use from the beginning of September. 

You can print out a copy of the calendar, and also check out details of up coming dives
and social events on the Calendar page. 

UEC of SA Inc

ABN 43 819 793 232



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