Scuba Diving in MacIntyre Wreck, Wardang Island,
South Australia Australia
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 Maclntyre wreck represents one of the eight wrecks identified in the spot. The Maclntyre was a schooner ship that was wrecked on a reef off to Wardang Island on April 1st, 1927. The site is part of the Wardang Island Maritime Heritage Trail. The wreck is located at 12 m / 39 ft depth under the sea level and is ideal for amateur divers. Check out the Maritime Museum of Port Victoria for artifacts of some early dives.
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