MV Malabar is a wreck site on the northern headland of Long Bay, close to Maroubra beach. The MV Malabar that was named after a small ship in Java, sank on April 1931 when it came into a heavy fog. The wreck was inaccessible to divers for almost sixty years.
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Scuba Diving in South Golden Arches Beach, Kailua Kona, Hawaii USA
The town hosts many interesting historical sites and is famous for the Kona Coffee cultivation and the crystal clear sea. Kona International Airport is located at fifteen minutes in the south of the main town. Along the sea side there are shops and schools to buy or rent diving gear, as well as take diving lessons if you are a beginner.
South Golden Arches Beach is a wonderful spot for scuba diving with an average depth of 49.2 ft/15 m and maximum depth of 65.6 ft/20 m. The sea is reef coral with low current and excellent visibility. It is perfect for beginners and children because there are no dangers such as boat traffic or extreme depths.
The bio-diversity of the bottom is amazing. You will come across colored tropical fish, eels, sea turtles and a large rock arch with nice sandy areas.