Spearfishing in Whyalla Mud Wreck, Spencer Gulf, South Australia Australia

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Whyalla is located on the western shore of upper Spencer Gulf, around at 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, ideal for the fans of spearfishing.

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 goes down 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.