Yorke Peninsula Visitor Guide : 2015 2016 Yorke Peninsula Visitor Guide
12 yorkepeninsula.com.au | dive and snorkel With a combination of unspoilt ocean waters and marine habitats, including sandy beaches, reefs and islands, there is a huge diversity and abundance of fish and crustacean species to discover. Two underwater Maritime Heritage Trails provide excellent diving opportunities for beginners and the more experienced practitioner. The Wardang Island Maritime Heritage Trail includes a total of eight wreck sites, while the Investigator Strait Shipwreck Trail highlights 10 vessels wrecked in the region. For more information on dive sites visit www.southaustralia.com The Zanoni shipwreck Lying 10 nautical miles south-east of Ardrossan, the Zanoni is the most intact 19th century merchant sailing vessel in South Australian waters. People interested in diving on the wreck can obtain permits from www.environment.sa.gov.au Edithburgh jetty Renowned for its spectacular diving and ease of access, the jetty is home to a variety of marine life, including big-bellied seahorses, Port Jackson sharks, Leafy Sea dragons and cuttlefish, plus a variety of fish and colourful corals. Investigator Strait The Investigator Strait Shipwreck Trail lies between Yorke Peninsula and Kangaroo Island and highlights 10 of the 26 shipwrecks dating from 1849 to 1982. These vessels range from the famous Clan Ranald (a huge 3596 tonne steel steamer that sank west of Troubridge Hill in 1909) to the Welling (a 10 tonne wooden fishing cutter). Please note: the waters of Investigator Strait can be treacherous (as seen by the number of ships that have come to rest here) so please take all safety precautions and advise someone of your plans. Stenhouse Bay jetty Difficult access makes this site available to experienced divers only. The dive has clear water with an abundance of marine life. Point Gilbert at Port Moorowie Find fantastic shallow snorkelling, with great visibility. Expect to see a Port Jackson shark nursery and some huge Eagle rays. Parsons Beach Reef On a calm day this is the perfect spot for beginners to snorkel. The reef runs the length of Parsons Beach, with a variety of marine life to observe in the shallows. It can be reached by 4WD vehicles or you can park your car and walk 100 metres to the beach. Wardang Island The Wardang Island Maritime Heritage Trail has eight shipwrecks within 10 nautical miles of one another. Amazingly, no lives were lost in any of these shipwrecks. Clear shallow waters make it ideal for novice shipwreck divers. Mooring buoys are located at five of the wrecks. Port Vincent Dive & SNORKEL Yorke Peninsula is one of South Australia’s key diving areas. Whether you’re scuba diving or snorkelling, there’s a whole new world to explore around these shores and jetties.
2014 Yorke Peninsula Visitor Guide