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 scuba diving.
- ABOUT THE SPOT
Scuba Diving in The Commerce Wreck, Anguilla, Anguilla
The vessel has been sank in 1984 on the north side of Anguilla by Hurricane Klaus. Its length is at 42.7 m/137 ft. The maximum depth is at 25 m/82 ft, where the wreck sits. It is a dive spot, suitable for all levels of divers. If the current is too strong, you shouldn’t swim through the ship because it is dangerous. That’s a reason why you should dive with experienced instructors that will guide you.
The Commerce Wreck has created an artificial reef. Great colorful corals and abundant marine life can be seen there. Divers may meet barracuda, hog fish, bar jacks, goat fish, stingrays, turtles, moray eels and Atlantic spade-fish. Also some of the biggest lobster that ranges from 20 to 30 lb (9.1-13 kg) are usually hidden in the ship.
The underwater visibility is very good. The temperature of the water averages to 25˚C/77˚F during all year. This dive spot is weather dependent. So during the winter months, scuba divers should be very careful. The marine life around the Commerce Wreck, combined with the turquoise water, make it an amazing and exotic spot for diving.