The NSW Central Coast has quite a few wrecks spread out along the length of the coast. Many of these wrecks had a very illustrious career, whilst some had a very hard life. The majority of wrecks met their demise by misfortune. To this end, they have become a great source of adventure and have re birthed as fish habitats, where fish have gathered and produced great fish aggregation areas for fishos.
We regularly dive local wrecks like the Valiant, which lies in 27 metres of water off Barrenjoey. The wreck of the Hall Caine which lays in 54 metres of water off Killcare, then there is the Galava which lies in 51 metres off Terrigal, whilst the remains of the Commonwealth lays in 43 metres off Forrester’s and the Kiama is in 42 metres off the Entrance.
Further north the Nerong lies in 44 metres off Norah Head along with the Patersen at 10 metres just off Jenny Dixon beach. A little tug called the Advance lies in 47 metres off Catherine Hill bay.
Most of these wrecks as you can see, are in very deep water or have become wreck sites that resemble junk piles. To this end the Central Coast now has its very own ex naval warship sunk as an artificial reef that has become a very exciting, new dive site-
The HMAS Adelaide is a short five-minute run from the boat. As an artificial reef you will be able to see the genesis of a reef with juvenile fish seeking hiding places, with larger fish seeking ambush hideouts and predators patrolling the edge of visibility.
You can dive and explore the Ex HMAS Adelaide with us, every day of the week.