Virtual dive on HMAS Adelaide unveiled

Marine Discovery Centre Manger John Asquith showing off the VR tour of the wreck of the HMAS AdelaideMarine Discovery Centre Manger John Asquith showing off the VR tour of the wreck of the HMAS Adelaide

A remarkable Virtual Reality underwater exhibition of the Ex HMAS Adelaide has been opened to the public for the first time, housed at Terrigal’s Marine Discover Centre.

The virtual reality tour is part of a retrospective look at the sinking of the warship and in particular the abundant marine life that now call the wreck their home. The imagery was photographed by marine photographer Mal Yeo , who has used the his advanced 3D software skills to create the tour for the MDC.

Two divers caught on camera as part of the VR shoot by Mal Yeo. Image: Mal Yeo

Two divers caught on camera as part of the VR shoot by Mal Yeo. Image: Mal Yeo

Manager of the Centre John Asquith is very pleased to reveal the virtual reality tour of the Adelaide in the centre. “These are really quiet remarkable images. They’ve been stitched together in a 360 degree fashion across multiple locations on the wreck” he said. Adding “The result is a virtual dive. You can see in amazing detail the fish life, corals and weed all over the wreck. It’s very beautiful.”

The Marine Discovery Centre at Terrigal has become a specialist tourist and education facility over the last few years. It houses both static historical and living displays of the marine environment. The centre is growing in popularity among families, schools and those best described as citizen scientists.

The Marine Discovery Centre is largely a volunteer run facility with support from the Coast Environment Network. The Centre has many volunteers and applies and receives grant monies for specific projects. The facility is open from 9am to 3pm each day over the holidays. Modest entry fees do apply.

The centre address is; 11 Terrigal Drive, Terrigal, NSW 2260.

Source: Central Coast Mariner Discovery Centre, Interview John Asquith for Coast Community News 

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