Tangalooma Wreck


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 marine

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 Resort.


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.

Tangalooma Wreck

The resort's 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.