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Scuba Diving in South Australian Wreck, Wardang Island, South Australia Australia

Maximum depth:
39.3ft/12m
Visibility:
Good
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 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.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Adelaide
118.6 mi / 191 km, 2 hrs 27 mins
Head to the north along Port Wakefield Road, following the signs to Port Wakefield Continue onto Port Augusta – Port Wakefield Road, Continue on Port Wakefield Road, Take a slight left towards Copper Coast Highway (signs for Ardrossan/Bute/Kadina), Continue straight onto Copper Coast Highway, once you come across the crossroad of Cooper Coast Highway with Kalpara Maitland Road you turn on the left and you just follow the Kalpara Maitland Road all the way down to Arthurton Town and then all the way towards Maitland Town. After passing the Maitland, you continue on the Maitland Port Victoria Road towards southwest. At the end of the road you will reach Port Victoria town where you can be based.
BY AIR
Adelaide International Airport,
147.2 mi / 237 km from Adelaide

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BOOKING REQUEST
Rafting & Outdoor activities, Queensland
/ Australia, Queensland, Tully River

Summer/Autumn 2016-2017

Asia/Oceania

December – AUSTRALIA

River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Tully River.

Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.

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