South east

Dive Sites

The Troy D

Maria Island

Troy D Wreck is a dive site on the southeast side of Tasmania, located inside the Maria Island National Park. It is an interesting artificial reef created by sinking an old 55m/180ft-long container ship in 2007.

When to go 

The most favorable conditions for diving at the Troy D Wreck are from December to February.

What to see

Some lucky divers may see a seal colony close to the Troy D wreck. Species often seen here include reef sharks, moray eels, grouper, barracudas, and snapper. The ship is covered in hard corals that serve as home to small tropical fish.

Recommended Certification:

 

 

Source:

https://divebooker.com/troy-d-wreck-baz14583

Visibility

8 – 20metres

Water Temperature

12 – 16 ºC

Depending on time of year

Depth

18 - 24 metres

The SS Nord

She was a cargo ship of 88m carrying case oil when she sank on November 8th, 1915, after striking a sunken pinnacle. All her crew survived. She now lies in 42m depth and is one of Tasmania’s few “intact” shipwrecks. Although the superstructure has collapsed, she still resembles a ship, the bow and stern are still reasonably intact and the rudder still moves! The wreck has attracted a variety of fish and is covered in colorful encrusting marine life.

Recommended Certification:

 

 

Source:

https://www.michaelmcfadyenscuba.info/viewpage.php?page_id=733

Visibility

8 – 20metres

Water Temperature

12 – 16 ºC

Depending on time of year

Depth

34 - 40 metres

Deep Glen Bay