The Scottish Prince Dive SiteCurrently Open
- Address: Pacific Ocean, Southport QLD, 4215, Australia
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +61-0755384419
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Water Sport, Scuba
The hull of The Scottish Prince is the most famous diving site in the Pacific Ocean around Southport. The wreck lies 10 metres down in water near the Southport Spit which makes it a comfortable diving site for the beginners. The wreck has an interesting history. In 1887, "The Scottish Prince", which was a 3 steel-masted iron barque 64 metres long, sank as she was sailing from Glasgow, Scotland to Brisbane with a cargo of whiskey, mousetraps, linen and other assorted cargo. Today, only the hull remains and is completely covered with soft corals and sponges, and thus offers home to crayfish, Shovelnose rays, Leopard and wobbegong sharks, and other tropical fish. The wreck is protected under the Commonwealth Historic Shipwreck Act.
The Scottish Prince Dive Site Travel Tips
- Although only 10m at maximum depth this site can be challenging to access due to the fact it lies just outside the surf zone.
- Early morning after a day of low (Preferably Southerly) winds is the best time to head out.
- You could surface swim or scooter out to the Scottish Prince from Main Beach.
- This is an easy dive on the right day, suitable for OW divers and beginners.
- At 10m the wreck is one of the most accessible in SEQ/NSW, home to dozens of different fish, rays and nudibranchs.
- Visibility varies, is best after some light Southerlies and early in the morning.
How to Reach The Scottish Prince Dive Site
- Nearest station: Main beach station, Southport
9.76% of people who visit Southport include The Scottish Prince Dive Site in their plan
95% of people start their The Scottish Prince Dive Site visit around 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see The Scottish Prince Dive Site
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