- ABOUT THE SPOT
Scuba Diving in MV Petrel, Rockingham, Western Australia Australia
MV Petrel is located in Rockingham, which is about at 47 km/29 mi in the south-west of Perth. It is an interesting wreck dive that is appropriate for beginners and experienced divers alike. The average depth here is at 18 m/59.1 ft and the maximum is at 23 m/75.5 ft. Visibility is low, less than 5 m/16.4 ft.
The steam tug lies at the depth of 14 m/45.9 ft and it is surrounded by numerous fish, including old wives, bullseye and schools of yellowtails to name just a few. In addition, divers are able to see colorful nudibranchs, beautiful soft corals, sea anemones and sea cucumbers. It is advisable to take a dive flag, due to the boat traffic.
Finally, it should be mentioned that it is a popular dive site, so if you wish to avoid the crowds, you can dive at night or early in the morning.