Wreck Diving at Magnetic Island

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations National Parks and Reserves

Located within the waters of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Magnetic Island has a wealth of interesting dive sites. Some of the best places to dive are found in Geoffrey, Alma, Arthur and Florence Bays and the reef in Nelly Bay.

The wreck of the Platypus an old dredge boat, is in Arthur Bay, on the left hand side out towards the point in a rocky cove and is encrusted with hard corals.

Most ships were sunk as shelters to moorings or jetties. But the Island’s rocks have also claimed the schooner Lavina in Rocky Bay, and the ketch Lallah Rookh was wrecked on Bremner Point in 1896.

The Bee, a steam launch, was the first regular ferry service to the mainland. It came to grief on Knobby Point near Picnic Bay in 1901.

The wrecks are relatively shallow, so are perfect for novices or for relaxed enjoyable diving.

Facilities

Scuba Diving Snorkelling Swimming World Heritage

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