Quick facts on our Birchgrove Park wreck dive
- 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
- Marine life: Schools of whiting and wobbegong sharks.
- Season: All year
A Sydney wreck dive to remember
This shipwreck is one of many ships lost at sea off the NSW coast; the wreckage lies in 51 metres of water on sand, lying in a general north to south direction with the stern to the north. The wreck has a large brake in the hull around midship; in this area divers can see part of the end of the ships boiler. 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.
A stunning Sydney wreck dive
Large derricks or masts extend from the hull west, where they meet the larger hull structure divers can enter sections of the wreck, coal can be found in and around this area. Large schools of fish, including schools of whiting, cover this area of the wreck, with wobbegong sharks frequently encountered. An old scuba cylinder is also located in this area and my of been used as on old shot by a dive operator.
Beware of fish nets on the wreck
Like in so many shipwrecks, fishing nets will be encountered on the wreck. However these are getting less hazardous to technical scuba divers due to advent of GPS navigation. However divers should note that the bow and midships areas still have netting on the wreck.
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