Tangalooma Wrecks Dive Site

Moreton Island, Brisbane Area

Situated on the western side of Moreton Island, the Tangalooma Wrecks comprises 17 vessels deliberately sunk to not only form a breakwall for small boats, but also to create a unique and exciting wreck dive and snorkel site. The wrecks provide great diving in depths from 2 to 10 metres. The shallow water of the site attracts an amazing array of marine life, including wobbegongs, trevally, kingfish, yellowtail and lots of tropical fish. Each wreck tells a different story, with the hulls of each waiting to be explored. The Tangalooma Wrecks are a casual swim off the beach for those who want an easily accessible dive, but be careful of the currents between the shore and the wrecks.

Tangalooma Wrecks
Moreton Island, Brisbane Area
Queensland
Australia

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