Scottish Prince Dive Site

Natural Attractions

The Scottish Prince, 800 metres off the Gold Coast’s Southport Spit, features the wreck of a three steel-masted, 64 metre iron barque ship. The Scottish Prince sank as it was sailing from Glasgow, Scotland to Brisbane with a cargo of whiskey, mousetraps, linen and other assorted cargo, with only the hull of the ship remaining.

These days, the Scottish Prince is covered in soft corals and sponges, making it a haven for crayfish, shovelnose rays, brown-banded catsharks and wobbegong sharks, and other tropical fish. There isn’t much access to the inside of the wreck, however a variety of marine life will pop their heads out to say hello. The Scottish Prince is protected under the Commonwealth Historic Shipwreck Act, so make sure you take nothing but photos and memories.

Facilities

Activities

Scuba Diving Snorkelling

Rates

Free Entry

Nearby Things to Do

View All
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Broadbeach, Gold Coast

Gold Coast Family Escape

Gold Coast Family Escape

Main Beach, Gold Coast

DEAL
Tamborine Mountain Tour

Southern Cross Tours Gold Coast

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast

Small groups of 8 or less

Sea the Gold Coast Whale Watching

Hollywell, Gold Coast

DEAL
Quack'R'Duck Splashing into Water

Quack’rDuck

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast

picture of lead rider heading along rural route

Iron Ride Tours Gold Coast

Coombabah, Gold Coast