Floating like rusted metal islets near the second largest
sand island in
the world - Moreton Island - the Tangalooma
Wreck is composed of
fifteen vessels purposely sunk in the
shallow water, which became a famous spot for diving and
snorkeling. Eventually, the wreck didn't just
turn as a
heavenly diving site, but it also became a habitat for
flora and fauna.
Even diving non-fanatics will surely fall in love swimming
by the beach
or simply relaxing underneath the sun while
sunbathing above the fine white sand of the Tangalooma
This town in Moreton Island which is 30 minutes away
from mainland Brisbane has a very small population of less
than 400, but is occasionally visited by more than 3,000
tourists a week. The resort is also famous for wild
bottlenose dolphins that swim up to the beach between 7 and
8 in the evening, saying their hello to visitors and waiting
to be fed by guests.
accommodation won't fail guests because every corner is a
certified relaxation den, from the hotel rooms, to the
suites, to the villas.
Five restaurants are scattered
around the area, with a great selection of delectable
nourishment ranging from sea foods to burgers to salads and
pita rolls. A bottle or two of beer from the snack bars are
also an enjoyable treat before or after the adventure of the
lifetime: submerging one’s self
under the wrecks.
The Tangalooma wreck is a primary provider of thrill and
excitement for amateur and expert divers alike, and
curiosity and fear for the claustrophobics. Divers must
expect visibility up to eight meters from the top and the
dive may be completed in forty minutes.
In a single dive, one would be able to experience a diverse
environment composed of wreck, drift, reef and naturalist.
A first time diver in the Tangalooma wreck shouldn't be
bothered swimming in an array of fishes and other aquatic
life. A man/woman who pictures a body of water literally
boiling with fishes like parrot fishes, mackerels, red
emperors, eels and snappers is perfect for the dive, but be
mindful of those poisonous stone fishes and wild
hammerheads: carelessness can turn good times terribly
wrong. A great number of crayfishes, squids and other
mollusks will also enthrall one’s senses, while others also
enjoy collecting mussels and oysters from the wreck.
Considering as one of the most commendable wrecks to be
dived from entry to exit point by beginners, most people's
first wreck penetration dive happens in Tangalooma.