created by URGQ in Moreton Bay, Brisbane
Best dived at slack water.
Penetration of the wrecks is dangerous and not recommended.
Located in Moreton Bay off the east
coast of Brisbane. It lies west of Moreton Island near Cowan
Cowan. This artificial reef is a work in progress. It
commenced in 1968 with the sinking of the vessel Amsterdam. Several boats,
pipes, trams, cars, pontoons later and we now have a truly world-class
artificial reef. Research projects into the number of species have
found the increase to be extraordinary. Groper have taken up
residence. Moray Eels, Barramundi Cod, Wobbegong Sharks and various
other species are common inhabitants. As with any artificial reef,
extra care should be taken, and penetration of the wrecks is not
recommended. The dive site is extremely tidal and care to dive in slack
water is a must. For experienced divers, a drift dive through the wrecks
can be most rewarding.
For a complete history of items sunk so far to make up the Curtin
Artificial Reef, see Curtin Sinking