Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast Area
The Ex HMAS Brisbane nicknamed "The Steel Cat", is a Royal Australian Navy destroyer that served in the Vietnam and Gulf Wars.
Sunk in July 2005, the 133 metre long ex-warship is sitting upright on her keel, buried in sand at 27 metres off the coast of Mooloolaba. The decks sit in 15 metres with the ship's funnel three metres below the surface - open water divers can explore the top structure.
Suitably qualified divers can enter many compartments including the kitchen, engine room and boiler room. The site is a conservation park, the Ex HMAS Brisbane Conservation Park, and managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.