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Club Dive - Wreck of the Omeo & Trail

Addresse3/264 Pinjarra Rd
CityMandurah
AtOceano Sun Sand and Sea
CountyAustralia @ (AU)
Date21/01/2018
Hours11:00
CategoriaEvents
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3/264 Pinjarra Rd
Mandurah
Oceano Sun Sand and Sea
Australia @ (AU)
Tel 2018-01-21
Categoria Events


The Omeo and Port Coogee Maritime trail The "Omeo" was a 789-ton iron framed four masted clinker-built steamer later converted to just a 4-masted jackass barque with one deck and a square stern. The ship was built at Newcastle, England in 1858 with a length of 64.9m and breadth of 9.3m and served as an Intercolonial / international trader, then later as a cable layer and in her last years as a coal hulk. Over the years, the Omeo had a series of near wrecking’s but on 11th September 1905 it did sink after the vessel broke its moorings in a gale whilst at anchor in Cockburn Sound and was swept ashore to where it was finally abandoned around 30m offshore at Port Coogee. Like most wrecks this is a protected site under the Commonwealth Shipwrecks Act meaning nothing can be removed.


It’s a case of take only photos and leave only bubbles…so don’t forget the camera. Today there is quite a lot of the super structure in place and a couple of boilers still on site. It is a fantastic site to snorkel or dive with a myriad of marine life to be found. It sits in around 3m of water close by the newly formed Port Coogee Maritime trail. The trail consists of a variety of artificial reef structures starting in the shallows and extending out into 9m of water. Entry to the site is over the rock wall on the board walk that extends down to the water. The board walk is located on Socrates Parade close to the carpark near the intersection of Napoleon Parade this is where we will meet. This dive is free so please click the attending button if you wish to join us.

If you require equipment, please call the store in advance to make arrangements and to pay any associated costs. https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Port+Coogee/@-32.1055965,115.76123,273m/data=. 3m1. 1e3. 4m5. 3m4. 1s0x1af09361c4631b5:0x3f39682b62adc302. 8m2. 3d-32.1008801. 4d115.7601406

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