Scuba Diving in Willyama, Marion Bay, Yorke Peninsula,
South Australia Australia
Beginners and advanced
Willyama is a thrilling spot with a wreck for scuba diving, located in Marion Bay, Yorke Peninsula. This 2705 tons of steamer met its fate in 1897 at Rhino's Head Marion Bay. A mast sticks out of the water and the rest of the wreck lies scattered around the bottom.
Do in conjunction with ”The Gap” spot and the surrounding islands if you have enough air on your way back. Minimum winter temperatures average around 4°C/39.2°F and the maximum can reach 40°C/104°F during summer.
Due to the colder southern ocean waters, a wetsuit is often required for skin-diving or scuba diving activities or for any prolonged periods in the water even in the warmer summer months. Air refills for scuba tanks are available at various locations throughout Yorke Peninsula. However, there is only a diving school which is based in Adelaide, organizing scuba diving in Willyama, accessible by boat from Marion Bay or by walking on the shore of Marion Bay.
The spot is recommended for both amateurs and advanced divers. The maximum depth of the dive spot is at 12 m/39 ft while the average visibility is up to 14 m/45 ft long. Usually there are no underground currents so let yourself to be seduced by the beauty and the variety of the marine life of the spot: Crayfish, fish life, with magpie perch, old wives, wrasse.
Accommodation options and leisure activities are located in Marion Bay, while the Innes National Park gives you a good chance to redefine your touch with nature.
How to Get to Destination
175.2 mi / 282 km, 3 hrs 25 mins
From Adelaide, head 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 , Continue straight onto Copper Coast Highway, Turn left at Yorke Highway , On the left you will see a ‘Welcome to Yorke Peninsula’ sign, Continue on Yorke Highway, Turn right to stay on Yorke Highway, Slight right bend to stay on Yorke Highway, Turn left at Maitland Road, Continue onto Main Street, Continue onto Minlaton-Yorktown Road, Slight right at Yorke Highway, Turn right at Main Street, Continue onto White Hut Road, Turn left at Stenhouse Bay Road, Turn left at Willyama Drive, Take the first right on to Templetonia Crescent, Turn left at Waratah Avenue and you arrive at Marion Bay.
Adelaide International Airport,
170.8 mi / 175 km from Adelaide
There is no train service for this spot.
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