Quick facts on our Himma wreck dive
- 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
- Marine life: kingfish and morwong
- Season: All year
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The wreck of the Himma is located in the artificial reef area off Long Reef and lies in 48 metres of water surrounded by sand and relative close to several other wrecks with were scuttled in the 1970 – 1980’s.
A piece of Sydney Harbour history
The Himma was constructed, then launched in the U.K as the SS Empire Pat in August 1942, she displaced around 274 tons had a width of 8.1 metres and length over all (LOA) of 34 metres. She was constructed as a tug and had one of the most powerful power plants of the time, powered by a triple expansion steam engine. She worked in the Middle East before operating in Sydney Harbour around 1951.
A beautiful Sydney wreck dive
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 other than the usual morwong and kingfish.
The wreck today lies upright stern to the north and bow to the south, the Himma is still is relatively in one piece however part of the starboard hull has collapsed in the area of the after hold behind the main superstructure. The Himma is now only accessible to technical Sydney scuba divers who generally have good visibility and mild currents while diving this wreck.
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