Scuba diving in D9 Wreck

From Boat
Diver level
Average: 10 m
Maximum: 15 m
Average: 5 m
Maximum: 10 m
The D9 wreck was built in the 1930s to serve as a bucket dredge. Later it was sold and converted to a suction dredge to help excavate channels in the Kwinana area in Australia. Official reports state that it sank during a big storm, but rumors say it was sunk intentionally for insurance reasons. The ship is 50m/164ft long and is in a good condition to be penetrated.

When to go

The most favorable conditions for diving at the D9 wreck are from November to March, but the site is accessible year-round. The water temperatures range from 16-23C/61-73F throughout the year

What to see

Divers have a high chance of spotting boxfish, gobbleguts, bullseyes, and stripeys in and around the D9 wreck. Other marine life includes sea horses and red warratah anemones.

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