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Diving at ship wreck Muscoota
|Name Dive Site:||Muscoota|
|Depth: ||0-24m (0-78ft)|
|Visibility: ||5-15m (16-49ft)|
|Accessibility: ||Shore, Boat|
|Inserted/Added by: ||lars, © Author: Lars Hemel|
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As with all shipwrecks, the Muscoota has an interesting story to tell us. The originally 4-masted was originally named Buckingham, launched in 1888, and renamed after she sank. As a sailing ship, she broke record after record, until 1922, when she was hit near Melbourne by a Norwegian steamship named the Yarra. She got towed to Milne Bay, where she was used as a coal-refueling barge for American war ships. At one day, one of the warships couldn't control the wind and struck the Muscoota. She sank and got towed to her present location in Discovery Bay. Here she still remains with the tip of her bow sticking out of the water and her rudder lies in 24 meters of water, making a perfect dive site.
You should be happy when the visibility exceeds 10 meters, but this shouldn't keep you from diving this wreck. It has many other things to offer. There is a still coal to be seen in the open holds. Macro photographers will have a fantastic dive, because this site has many small creatures such as seahorses, ghost pipefish, frogfish, shrimp and nudibranches. There is a guesthouse near the wreck and visitors are very welcome here.
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