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 Freshwater beach, Freshwater, New South Wales Australia
This is the beach where surf was first recorded in Australia by the Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku in 1914. Nowadays, there is a statue of the Hawaiian legend on the headland at Freshwater. The rocky headland at the north end is the Harbord dive site, providing a good shelter from northeast winds.
It is a shore dive with easy access via the channel next to the pool. The average depth of this location is at 10 m/6 mi and the maximum at 13 m/8 mi. The visibility is good, the average visibility rate is at 10m. Divers may come across with weedy sea dragons, huge blue gropers, some schools of king fish and octopus. With also a rich terrain consisting of overhangs, seatulips and sponges, this diving spot is fantastic experience for scuba divers.
It is best to book an organized dive, if you are visiting for the first time, due to the weather condition. This spot should be dived in northeast winds and no swell. It is a crowded spot, especially in weekends with families and surf beginners, so be patient.
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.