MV Malabar is a wreck site on the northern headland of Long Bay, close to Maroubra beach. The MV Malabar that was named after a small ship in Java, sank on April 1931 when it came into a heavy fog. The wreck was inaccessible to divers for almost sixty years.
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Scuba Diving in Diamond Bay, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria Australia
Mornington Peninsula lies to the southeast of Melbourne, Victoria’s capital city. It is surrounded by Western Port to the east and Port Phillips to the west. There is a vast number of great surf sites and a plethora of excellent dive spots all along this section. Diamond Bay is a popular dive site. The average depth here is at 4 m/13.1 ft and the maximum is at 6 m/19.7 ft. Visibility is medium and varies from 5 m/16.4 ft to 10 m/32.8 ft.
Water temperature is up to 19°C/66.2°F in summer and early autumn months and between 15°C/59°F in winter. Divers are able to witness an amazing marine life, including weedy sea dragons, stingrays, swell sharks and crayfish. It is a great spot for more experienced divers. Last but not least, apart from scuba diving you can also explore the peninsula which is famous for the variety of beaches, the wineries and the mazes. Note: watch out for the currents.
Relevant activites based in Australia
December – AUSTRALIA
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Tully River.
Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.