Top Sydney Wreck Dives

Coolooli

The Coolooli has a LOA of 50m, the wreck is lying on her starboard side in a west to east direction with the bucket train to the east. The wreck has several areas that divers can enter, but caution must be observed due to the continual degradation of the wreck.

Quick Facts about the Coolooli Wreck Dive

  • Location: Long Reef Artificial Reef Area. 2.5NM offshore
  • Diver level: T1 / Tec45
  • Depth: 47m
  • Recommended Gas: 21% & 50% / 21/20 & 50% / 21/35 & 50%
  • Dive time: 25-30min BT / 60-75min TRT
  • Visibility: 5m to 40m
  • Season: All year

Apollo

Divers can checkout the length of the main hold, penetrate then wreck in two areas, the bow through the foredeck hatch combing located behind the anchor winch or aft via a hole in the rear hold bulkhead, this hole will get divers into the power plant room.

Quick Facts on the Apollo Wreck Dive

  • Location: 3NM offshore Long Reef Artificial Reef Area
  • Diver Level: T1 / Tec45
  • Depth: 47m
  • Recommended Gas: 21% & 50% / 21/20 & 50% / 21/35 & 50%
  • Dive time: 25-30min BT / 60-75min TRT
  • Visibility: 5m to 40m
  • Season : All year

Hopper Barge 656

This is a very interesting dive with most of the wreck still fully intact; however it is starting to show signs of its age, with some large holes in deck sheeting on the port and starboard in several areas, also some areas have fallen in around the hold forward.

Quick Facts on the Hopper Barge 656 Wreck

  • Location: 3NM offshore Long Reef Artificial Reef Area
  • Diver Level: T1/ Tec45
  • Depth: 45-51m
  • Recommended Gas: 21% & 50% / 21/20 & 50% / 21/35 & 50%
  • Dive time: 25-30min BT / 60-75min TRT
  • Visibility: 5m to 40m
  • Season: All year

Birchgrove Park

A large debris field has formed extending from the ships superstructure in the area of the boiler towards the bow out in a westerly direction in to the sand. It is said that divers used explosives in this area sometime in the past to access inaccessible areas.

Quick Facts on Birchgrove Park Wreck

  • Location: 2.5NM offshore, Bangalley Head
  • Diver level: T1/Tec50
  • Depth: 48-51m
  • Recommended Gas: 21% & 50% / 21/20 & 50% / 21/35 & 50%
  • Dive time: 25-30min BT / 60-75min TRT
  • Visibility: 5m to 40m
  • Season: All year

 

Dee Why Ferry

The ferry was striped of everything of valve prior to her scuttling and as she was an old ferry all of the wooden deck is gone, the bow and stern sections still stand quite high, and are connected by a large keel beam.

Quick Facts on the Dee Why Wreck

  • Location: 2.5NM offshore, Long Reef Artificial Reef Area
  • Diver Level: T1/Tec45
  • Depth: 42m to 46m
  • Recommended Gas: 21% & 50% / 21/20 & 50% / 21/35 & 50%
  • Dive time: 25-30min BT / 60-75min TRT
  • Visibility: 5m to 40m
  • Season: All year

SS Myola

The wreckage lies in 46 metre of water with the main structure being a huge single engine block and associated machinery connected to the stern hull. One of the blades is broken and technical scuba divers can easily swim between the rudder and props.

Quick Facts on the SS Myola Wreck

  • Location: 5NM offshore, Long Reef Headland
  • Diver Level: T1/Tec45
  • Depth: 42 to 46m
  • Recommended Gas: 21% & 50% / 21/20 & 50% / 21/35 & 50%
  • Dive time: 25-30min BT / 60-75min TRT
  • Visibility: 5m to 40m
  • Season: All year

Trio

We could not find any information about this wreck and agreed to call it the Trio. The wreck is a Hopper Barge with a LOA of around 50 metres, the wreck is fully intact, has some hull plating deterioration around the Midship area.

Quick Facts on the Trio Wreck

  • Location: 2NM offshore, Mona Vale Headland
  • Diver Level: T1/Tec45
  • Depth: 46m to 51m
  • Recommended Gas: 21% & 50% / 21/20 & 50% / 21/35 & 50%
  • Dive time: 25-30min BT / 60-75min TRT
  • Visibility:  5m to 40m
  • Season: All year

Himma

The Himma was scuttled in 1980 by NSW Fisheries to create an artificial reef for local fisherman but I have not seen large amounts of fish on the wreck, the usual Morwong, Kingfish. She worked in the Middle East before operating in Sydney Harbour around 1951.

Quick Facts about the Himma Wreck

  • Location: 3NM offshore m, Long Reef artificial Reef area
  • Diver Level: Open Water Qualification
  • Depth: 13m to 24m
  • Recommended Gas: 21% or Nitrox
  • Dive time: 35 to 70 mins
  • Visibility: Over 10m to 30m
  • Season: All year

MV Bellubera Ferry

The MV Bellurbera is the northern most scuttled wreck in this artificial reef area and now lies in two pieces, the eastern end and the western end. The ferry was striped prior to scuttling not only of its heavy machinery but larger parts of its upper hull.

Quick Facts on the MV Bellubera Ferry Wreck

  • Location: 2.5NM offshore, Long Reef Artificial Reef Area
  • Diver Level: T1/Tec45
  • Depth: 43m to 48m
  • Recommended Gas: 21% & 50% / 21/20 & 50% / 21/35 & 50%
  • Dive time: 25-30min BT / 60-75min TRT
  • Visibility: 5m to 40m
  • Season: All year

Canoe Barge

The Canoe Barge is so names as it’s ends are shaped like a canoe, this barge is fully intact and has all the deck winches still aboard and on many a dive large school’s of Jewfish can be encountered in the vessels hold.

Quick Facts on the Canoe Barge Wreck

  • Location: 3.5NM offshore, Long Reef Artificial Reef Area
  • Diver Level: T1/Tec45
  • Depth: 45m to 51m
  • Recommended Gas: 21% & 50% / 21/20 & 50% / 21/35 & 50%
  • Dive time: 25-30min BT / 60-75min TRT
  • Visibility: 5m to 40m
  • Season: All year

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Sydney Scuba Dive Costings

All prices include GST. Prices are per person.

Single Dive $69.00
Single Night Dive $69.00
TSS Currajong Night Dive $120.00
Double Boat Dive $120.00
Technical Tec 1 Dive (40-51m) $99.00
Tec 1 Dive + 1 Recreational Dive $120.00
Technical Tec 2 Dive (51-78m) $150.00
Tec 2 “Peak” Dive $950 (full boat rate. max 6 divers)
Ex – HMAS Adelaide Double Dive $120.00
Freediving $220.00ph (10pax max)
Whale Watching $65.00
Charter Rate $POA
Freediver $120.00 pp

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