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The RMS Quetta became one of Australia's worst ship wreck tales when she sank in 1890 at a loss of 133 people.
|Name Dive Site:||RMS Quetta|
|Depth: ||10-24m (32-78ft)|
|Visibility: ||5-15m (16-49ft)|
|Inserted/Added by: ||lars, © Author: Lars Hemel|
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The RMS Quetta is one of the oldest and best known ship wrecks in Australia. This originally 116 meter long Scottish passenger liner sank the 28th of February 1890, when she struck a coral mount at low tide, and lost 133 people of the total crew of 290.
This dive site is located just south of Adolphus Island and requires a permit and good planning skills. The huge currents and variable tides make this a very difficult dive. The Quetta lies in 6 to 18 meters of water and is home to millions of fish. Cods, trout, angelfish and barracuda are just a few. Parts of the ship are spread out across the ocean floor, but unfortunately many of the artifacts are not found on the wreck anymore and are moved to musea for protection of this historic site.
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