Waikato Wreck

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Waikato Wreck

Waikato Wreck

The wreck of the frigate Waikato has been sunk on purpose by the Tutukaka Coast Promotion group in 2001. Set up for divers, the 115m warship, who served NZ Navy for over 20 years, sits in 2 parts at 30m depth. The shallowest part of the ship is a chimney poking at 14m and the starboard ridge runs along around 17-18m. Big openings have been dug out in the hull so as to ensure fun and safety when going inside. The gun tourette is still in place on the bow section and the cabin is also accessible. A fascinating shipwreck that you'll want to dive over and over and...

The wreck of the frigate Waikato has been sunk on purpose by the Tutukaka Coast Promotion group in 2001. Set up for divers, the 115m warship, who served NZ Navy for over 20 years, sits in 2 parts at 30m depth. The shallowest part of the ship is a chimney poking at 14m and the starboard ridge runs along around 17-18m. Big openings have been dug out in the hull so as to ensure fun and safety when going inside. The gun tourette is still in place on the bow section and the cabin is also accessible. A fascinating shipwreck that you'll want to dive over and over and...

The wreck of the frigate Waikato has been sunk on purpose by the Tutukaka Coast Promotion group ...

Other information

Depth
  • Maximum 30
  • Maximum 40
Visibility
5 to 20 meters
Current
Light to nil
Required scuba diving level / certification
Advanced - CMAS 2
Boat trip duration
10 to 20 minutes
Fauna
  • Moray eels
  • Tuna
  • Conger eels
  • Scorpion fish
  • Seahorses
  • Crayfish
  • Triggerfish
  • Cleaner wrasses
  • Brittle star
  • Mahi Mahi
  • Kingfish
  • John Dory
  • Hermit crab
  • Octopus
  • Nudibranchs
  • Rock cods
  • Snappers
  • Goatfish
  • And more...
  • Trevallies
  • Anemone
  • Starfish
Flora
  • Kelp
  • Red algae
  • Encrusting algae
  • Coralligenous

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