Paphos is a wonderful coastal city, located in the southwest side of Cyprus and was one of the most important ancient kingdoms of the island. The city, being divided in two levels where New Paphos represents the commercial part of the city and Old Paphos, the mythical birth place of goddess Aphrodite, is the main touristic destination, also included in the UNESCO list of cultural and natural treasures of the world's heritage.
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Scuba Diving in South Australian Wreck, Wardang Island, South Australia 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 South Australian wreck represents one of the eight wrecks identified in the spot. The Australian was a single screw steamer that wrecked of the coast of Wardang Island in May 1912.
The vessel is approximately 15 m / 49 ft long and was made of iron in 1879. The wreck is well flattened, in shallow water and covered in growth. Explosives have been used on the wreck over the years, thus the boiler lies some distance from the main wreck-site.
Relics are on display at the Port Victoria Nautical Museum. The site is part of the Wardang Island Maritime Heritage Trail. The wreck is located at 12 m/39 ft depth below sea level and is ideal for amateur divers. Check out the Maritime Museum of Port Victoria for artifacts of some early dives.
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.