Scuba diving in RMS Orizaba

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From Boat
Diver level
Average: 5 m
Maximum: 11 m
Average: 5 m
Maximum: 10 m
RMS Orizaba is a dive site off Rockingham in Australia that features a mail steamer that was sunk in 1905. It is a 148m/486ft-long wreck that was launched in England in 1886. It is broken into many pieces, so divers should be careful with the sharp metal, especially during the surge.

When to go

It is possible to dive at the RMS Orizaba year-round, with an average water temperature of 18-23C/64-73F. It’s best to dive during low swell, which means that March and April are the best times to dive here.

What to see

RMS Orizaba is popular among such species as scorpionfish, stonefish, frogfish, angelfish, moray eels, and grouper. Other species include occasional cuttlefish, wobbegongs, and barracudas. The pieces of the wreck are covered by hard and soft corals, whips, and sponges.

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