Scuba diving in SS Nord Wreck

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From Boat
Diver level
Average: 20 m
Maximum: 45 m
Moderate to strong
Average: 20 m
Maximum: 30 m
Located on the tip of the Tasman Peninsula, the SS Nord wreck is a protected 81m/266ft-long sunken cargo ship that was built in 1900. It sank in 1915, but it is still almost intact and the rudder even moves. This wreck can be penetrated by divers and has a few artifacts inside, like Chinese crockery and brass fittings.

When to go

The best time for diving at the SS Nord Wreck is from December to February when the water temperatures are at their highest and reach 20-24C/68-75F. The coldest season lasts from June to August.

What to see

In addition to interesting structures to explore, the SS Nord wreck attracts numerous schools of fish in different colors. Such species as angelfish, butterflyfish, parrotfish, barracudas, and grouper can be spotted around this dive site.

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