Back in the water again after a long dry spell I have rediscovered a wonderful dive site I used dive on when I was teaching. I’d almost forgotten how beautiful the wreck of ‘The Australian’ can be when you have it all to yourself.
Like all wrecks, ‘The Australian’, or more affectionately ‘The Dredge’, is very sensitive to diver behaviour with a very silty deck hiding under all that algae ready to destroy the visibility if you put a fin wrong. It’s best to dive here before anyone else arrives if you can.
For me the most enjoyable feature of this wreck are the incredible schools of bullseyes lurking under every overhang, filling every swim-through and surrounding the mostly intact hull.
This school emerging from their hideaway below seemed to complete a circle along with the structure behind. Bullseye geometry!