Scuba Diving in MacIntyre Wreck, Wardang Island,
South Australia Australia
Wardang Island, also known as Wauraltee Island, is a small island of 20 km²/7.7 mi² in the Spencer Gulf, at 11 km/6 mi in the northwestern coast of Port Victoria on the Yorke Peninsula, South Australia.
The island serves as a natural breakwater, protecting the former grain port of Port Victoria from ocean currents. The waters around Wardang are popular with recreational divers because of the opportunities for wreck diving.
The Maclntyre wreck represents one of the eight wrecks identified in the spot. The Maclntyre was a schooner ship that was wrecked on a reef off to Wardang Island on April 1st, 1927. The site is part of the Wardang Island Maritime Heritage Trail. The wreck is located at 12 m / 39 ft depth under the sea level and is ideal for amateur divers. Check out the Maritime Museum of Port Victoria for artifacts of some early dives.
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North Beach is also a favorite swimming and beach-combing destination, and one of the few beaches around Wallaroo Jetty and its wider area. The North Beach picnic area also provides extensive under cover shelter. Wallaroo is located at 155 km/96 mi in the northwest of Adelaide.
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Whyalla is located on the western shore of upper Spencer Gulf, at 394 km/244 mi in the northwest of Adelaide, in South Australia. Dolphins and bird-life often frequent the waters, while the rocky coastline is a popular destination for fishing tours and spearfishing.
Port Giles Jetty is located close to Edithburgh in Yorke Peninsula. This is a long jetty which has an only shore diving access at the steps at the beginning of the jetty. It's almost impossible to make the end of the jetty and back to the steps again before running out of air.
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Built in 1873, Edithburgh Jetty is 170 m/557 ft long and 12 m/39 ft wide, and it is considered to be the most popular dive on the Yorke Peninsula, at 250 km/155 mi in the west of Adelaide in South Australia.