Scuba diving in HMAS Swan wreck

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From Boat
Diver level
Average: 12 m
Maximum: 30 m
Average: 20 m
Maximum: 30 m
The HMAS Swan wreck, a former destroyer of the Royal Australian Navy, was sunk on purpose in 1997 to become the first artificial reef in this region. It is 112m/367ft long, 13m/41ft wide, and 21m/69ft high. The wreck is home to different types of soft coral species and abundant marine life. It can be penetrated through one of the holes from the side of the ship.

When to go

It is possible to dive at the HMAS Swan wreck year-round, but the best conditions for diving are from October to May. Water temperatures average 16-23C/61-73F. The air temperature is around 25C/77F during the summer.

What to see

Plenty of creatures can be spotted inside and around the wreck, such as lionfish, parrotfish, goatfish, clownfish, and bannerfish. Grouper, eagle rays, and leopard sharks are some of the larger fish that inhabit the wreck.

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