Quick facts on our SS Myola wreck dive
- 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
Shipwrecked off Long Reef
The SS Myola was a collier lost at sea, she was 54 metres long, with a beam of approximately 9 metres, and the vessel was powered by steam from twin coal fired boilers, which now stand proud on the reef. The ship was lost off Long Reef Headland and came to rest of a reef located south of Long Reef Point, its location on a reef is one of the reasons it stayed hidden for so long from shipwreck hunters. One of which was Peter Field who using a magnetometer found the wreck in 1994.
A stunning Sydney wreck dive
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, which includes the rudderstock and propeller, one of the blades is broken with another damaged has a broken blade, technical scuba divers can easily swim between the rudder and props. The boilers located in a easterly direction from the engine are the largest boilers scuba divers can dive off Sydney, the main hull extends south towards the bow and is now flat, with thick hull plating covering the reef.
Mind the strong currents!
Strong currents are regularly encountered when diving the SS Myola and additional care and planning should be considered prior to technical diving this wreck.
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