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HMAS Brisbane (Wreck)

The HMAS Brisbane, a sunken warship off Mooloolaba's Sunshine Coast in Australia, offers divers a captivating experience. Scuttled in July 2005, this artificial reef forms the centerpiece of a Conservation Park established by the Queensland government. Teeming with an incredible array of marine life, the wreck is a haven for underwater enthusiasts.

Divers exploring the HMAS Brisbane can expect a vibrant underwater ecosystem with over 300 fish species and more than 200 coral species. This thriving habitat harbors a diverse range of residents, including turtles, groupers, rays, and various large pelagic fish.

As you venture towards the wreck's forward gun, you'll be greeted by playful clownfish darting from their vibrant cascading anemones. Blue and green wrasse add to the colorful spectacle, creating a lively atmosphere. Keep an eye out for the watchful octopuses and cunningly disguised scorpion fish, expertly camouflaged amidst the extensive coral growth that engulfs the mighty warship. Can you spot their impressive hiding skills?

Venturing inside, you'll encounter majestic lionfish and puffers gracefully moving with the ocean's gentle flow. The engine and boiler room provide a spacious and awe-inspiring sanctuary, where massive schools of shimmering baitfish gracefully part to make way for your passage. But be prepared for the occasional surprise encounter with one of the massive, enigmatic Queensland Groupers lurking within the wreck's depths.

The sandy sea floor surrounding the HMAS Brisbane is home to a variety of captivating marine creatures, including flathead, hermit crabs, occasional leopard sharks, and shovel nose rays. Watch in awe as majestic bull rays elegantly glide through the water above. As you ascend towards the surface, pelagic fish stand guard while playful batfish gather around to playfully dance within the soothing bubbles created by your dive.

Renowned diving experts agree that the HMAS Brisbane is one of the world's best-prepared scuttled ships, offering a haven for divers and an extraordinary artificial reef system. Experience the wonders of this incredible dive site in Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Dive the HMAS Brisbane and witness this breathtaking underwater spectacle for yourself. From its excellent visibility (up to 12m) to its maximum depth of 22m, this remarkable dive site is recommended for advanced divers.

Last updated: 8 mo. ago - Oct 3, 2023

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Overview of HMAS Brisbane (Wreck)

Depth:22m
Visibility: 0m - 12m
Experience level:
advanced

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