Wreck Dives

Wreck Dives on the Far South Coast

We enjoy Shore Dives and Boat Dives but particularly our famous wreck dives.  “The Tugs”, two ships which were made ‘diver safe’ and scuttled in 1987 and the Empire Gladstone.

Print an information sheet on our regular dive sites.

Tasman Hauler

Sitting upright in 30m of water the wreck is covered in colourful sea life. Ideal for Wreck, Deep and Photography Courses, the Hauler is accessed by boat from Snug Cove in Eden. With our fast boat it takes about 10 minutes to travel from the harbour across beautiful Twofold Bay. Below is a great video of “Sydney Weekender” visiting Tasman Hauler (intro takes 20 seconds).

The Henry Bolte

Henry Bolte Old wives school Nudibranch blue dragon


Merimbula Divers Lodge also maintains a mooring on the wreck of the Henry Bolte. Sitting in 24m of water, the structure has collapsed to one side. This wreck has attracted a large variety of schooling fish. The depth allows for longer dives, which makes it perfect for a first wreck dive.

Empire Gladstone

gladstoneWrecked on the night of September 5th 1950 the ship measured 135 metres long. She now lies in 10 metres of water just off Merimbula.Though mostly collapsed you are still able to swim through the drive shaft passage and explore around the wreckage which has turned into a spectacular artificial reef attracting a prolific and diverse amount of marine life. Calm seas are required to enjoy the dive.