Scuba Diving in Whyalla Mud Wreck, Spencer Gulf, South Australia Australia

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Whyalla is located on the western shore of upper Spencer Gulf, at around 394 km/244 mi in the northwest of Adelaide, in South Australia. The Whyalla Mud Wreck is an easy dive site, with a lot of marine life. Entry is from the beach, right next to the Whyalla Marina.

Follow an abandoned gantry all the way along to the wreck, which is teaming with life. Expect to find lots of different kinds of nudibranchs and other small critters. The spot is ideal for divers of all levels of difficulty, however it is considered a spot for amateur divers who want to try their first dives.

The Whyalla Council is currently in the process of developing an underwater trail, similar to that at Port Noarlunga Reef. The spot’s maximum depth drops to 11 m / 36 ft. Whyalla is internationally known as the only place in the world where cuttlefish are migrating in large numbers to spawn. Take a dive between the months of May and August to see thousands of Giant Australian Cuttlefish descend on the rocky coastline between Fitzgerald Bay and False Bay near Whyalla.

Other interesting species that can be observed around Whyalla are the Southern Right Whale and Bottlenose Dolphins! Whyalla offers numerous accommodation options, shops, restaurants and training centers for scuba diving. Don’t miss to visit the Maritime Museum and the Whyalla Conservation Park, which is a good spot for seeing some local wildlife, where red and grey kangaroos can be often observed in the park along with more than 80 species of birds.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Adelaide
220 mi / 354 km, 3 hrs 31 mins
Whyalla is approximately 394km or four to five hour drive from Adelaide. Travelers follow highway 1 and then onto alternative highway 1 South-West of Port Augusta. Whyalla is in a central location and provides excellent access to all other parts of Australia.
Adelaide International Airport,
179 mi / 288 km from Adelaide

There is no train service for this spot.


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

Summer/Autumn 2016-2017


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

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