On 5 November 2002 the ex HMAS Hobart was scuttled in Yankalilla Bay to form an artificial dive reef. The Hobart’s final resting place lies four nautical miles west north west of Marina St Vincent.
Of the three naval vessels that have been scuttled in Australia,the Hobart is currently the most intact with 90,000 square metres of the ship open to diver access including access to the engine room, missile launcher, gun turrets and both funnels.
The Hobart was nicknamed the ‘Green Ghost’ for her reputation has quiet vessel during three tours of duty of Vietnam. The Hobart was the most decorated naval vessel of her era and we are proud that her final resting place is in Yankalilla Bay. As a premier dive attraction, her memory and that of the people who serve on her will live on. A land based memorial has been established at Lady Bay where the anchor from the ship lies pointing in the direction of the wreck.
It’s Australia’s most accessible and exciting wreck, scuttled off Wirrina Cove. You need to be with a licensed operator to dive the ex HMAS Hobart. Visit the website for permit information.