Quick facts on our Dee Why Ferry wreck dive
- 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
A Sydney wreck highlight reel
The Dee Why ferry was scuttled in the artificial reef area off Long Reef early on the morning of 25th May 1976 and lies in sand in 46 metres of water, in the general direction from west to east with the stern to the west, this is where the 4 large boilers are located, these boilers are in two sets of two and are one of them main areas tech divers will explore.
An amazing underwater wreck
The Dee Why ferry was striped of everything of value prior to her scuttling and as she was an old ferry her upper decks were made from wood, all of the wooden deck is now gone, the bow and stern sections still stand quite high, and are connected by a large keel beam. The stern starboard section of hull, which was still standing prior to late 2018, has collapsed.
Two wrecks for the price of one!
The Dee Why ferry lies within 15 metres of another wreck, the Meggol, which was also scuttled but has collapsed much quicker than most other scuttled wrecks in the Long Reef artificial reef area, the completely collapsed Meggol is just a mass of flat plate sheets with the occasional deck bits standing out for attention. Divers can dive both wrecks if the visibility is good and no current is experienced or if a DPV scooter is used.
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