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City Beach and The Centaur (Double Dive)

The sailing vessel struck the southernmost section of Marmion Reef, about three kilometres offshore from North Beach, while en route to Fremantle. The 30 metre long iron brig was transporting galena (lead ore) from Champion Bay (Geraldton), which was then a thriving mining area.

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City Beach and The Centaur (Double Dive)

Time & Location

18 Jan 2020, 7:45 am – 3:05 pm

Port Coogee, Chieftain Esplanade, North Coogee WA 6163, Australia

About the event

Dive Info

Crew

Skipper – Chris

DO – Donna

 The Centaur

The sailing vessel struck the southernmost section of Marmion Reef, about three kilometres offshore from North Beach, while en route to Fremantle. The 30 metre long iron brig was transporting galena (lead ore) from Champion Bay (Geraldton), which was then a thriving mining area, via Fremantle to Melbourne.  It was carrying 200 tonnes of galena when it struck the reef at 6.5 knots and become impaled on it. The nine crew and four passengers on board were able to scramble to safety, but five minutes after the lifeboats pulled away, the ship crashed over and largely disappeared from view. The Centaur’s remains lie scattered around the submerged reef, the weed-covered starboard ribs sticking out from its base. 

 

 

Tickets

Price

Quantity

Total

  • Double Dive

    $80

    $80.00 on the day EFT BSB 066 136 Acct No 0090 1972

    $80

    0

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  • Passengers

    $20

    Note that booking as a passenger is meant for non divers coming to the dive location. It does not guarantee a Rottnest drop off as this will be dependent on the dive site selected on the day and that may change at short notice depending on the weather. Requests for a drop off at Rottnest need to be arranged beforehand with the dive booking coordinator (divebookings@uecwa.com.au).

    $20

    0

    $0

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