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The wrecks of Melbourne, Australia

Wreck Diving

The wrecks of Melbourne, Australia

Few people realise that just outside the Australian city of Melbourne lie myriad shipwrecks. Two such wrecks are extremely popular dive-sites amongst advanced level divers. The J4 submarine and the ex HMAS Canberra can be found on the monthly schedule of most dive shops.  The J4 sits at roughly 25 metres and is a hollowed out World War 1 submarine that was scuttled of the headlands of Port Phillip Bay in the 1920s. Divers with a wreck certification can easily penetrate the submarine through multiple hatches in the roof and the broken body at the opposite end. Floating along as...

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