Quick facts on our Canoe Barge wreck dive
- 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
Discover Sydney history underwater
The Canoe Barge was found 2016 by Jason Miles and Liame Allen, it appears it was scuttled and forgotten about, its location, out of the general area of the many other scuttled wrecks, however some fisherman knew it’s location as there was a fair amount of fishing line and sinkers located on this deck when we first dived this new mark.
An amazing Sydney wreck dive
We names this wreck ‘The Canoe Barge’ as it’s bow and stern are shaped the same like a canoe, the barge is fully intact, sits up right on the 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. This wreck is a few metres deeper than the other wrecks off Long Reef being at 51 metres as she lies well east.
Your Sydney underwater playground
The wreck is approximately 40 metres in length and 9 metres wide. Technical Sydney scuba divers can penetrate this wreck in several areas at either end, entering via the hatch combing on the upper deck or enter the vast hold area. The large deck winch located at the bow was used for anchoring and the two located either side of the small wheel house appear to operate the hatch covers which must have been removed prior to scuttling, other pipe works extend stern to bow either side of the hold.
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