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Batavia
Batavia
Famed for the most horrific mutiny in maritime history, today the Batavia is laid to rest among more than 50 ships that met their watery end in the coral-fringed Abrolhos Islands, just 60 kilometres from Geraldton. Fed by the warm Leeuwin Current, these waters are a meeting place for all kinds of tropical and temperate sea life. Plan your diving trip to the Abrolhos Islands and the wreck of the Batavia.

Cheynes III
Cheynes III
When this original whale chaser sank off the coast of Albany, the decks and gangways were soon taken over by soft corals, sponges and colourful reef fish, including blue groper, harlequin fish and queen snapper. Discover the whaling tales, history and marine life of Albany .

Lena
Lena
This former illegal fishing vessel was scuttled just off the coast of Bunbury in 2003. Sitting in 18 metres of pristine water, the Lena dive wreck is home to many hard corals and colourful temperate fish species. Take a closer look at Bunbury.

SS Orizaba
SS Orizaba
It’s well over a century since the engines of this 140-metre ship flooded, causing it to sink off the coast of Rockingham. And yet the boilers, deck plates, steering gear and bow are all still intact. Ideal for novices, it’s a captivating dive wreck. While you’re here, you can also take a swim with the wild bottlenose dolphins of Rockingham.

HMAS Swan
HMAS Swan
A world-class diving adventure awaits off the coast of Dunsborough, where the 112-metre HMAS Swan was scuttled after 26 years of naval service. This amazing artificial reef brings you face-to-fin with an abundance of marine life, including bullseye, King George whiting and dhufish. Explore Dunsborough and the HMAS Swan Dive Wreck .

Sanko Harvest
Sanko Harvest
Widely regarded as one of the best sites for diving in WA, the colossal 174-metre-long Sanko Harvest sits in the crystal-clear coastal waters of Esperance. And beyond, the pristine coastal wilderness of the Recherche Archipelago awaits. Plan a diving adventure in Esperance.

City of York
City of York
In 1899, long before Rottnest became Perth’s island playground and a Class A reserve, this Scottish iron barque met its watery end on the reef. A crew of 11, plus a cargo of timber and 5,000 doors were lost that day. Discover this eerie but fascinating piece of maritime history by diving Rottnest Island .

Gudrun
Gudrun
The largest intact, undisturbed wooden wreck on Western Australia’s coast lies in the clear waters of World Heritage listed Shark Bay. Discover the story of the ship that was deliberately sunk by a crew member in 1901, and the incredible marine life of Shark Bay.

HMAS Perth
HMAS Perth
The wreck of HMAS Perth, a 133-metre missile detector, sits upright in 35 metres of water, just beyond Albany’s King George Sound – it creates one of the most dramatic and fascinating artificial reefs. Immerse yourself in the history of Albany and the HMAS Perth dive wreck .

South Tomi
South Tomi
The South Tomi became part of Geraldton’s dramatic maritime history in 2003. Once used to illegally catch Patagonian toothfish, this fishing vessel is now a premier dive attraction and artificial reef with an abundance tropical and temperate fish and corals. Check out the water sport playground of Geraldton .

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