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Glenelg Dredge

Location: Glenelg 10km from Adelaide. Boat Dive from West Beach Boat Ramp. Rating: Novice to deck, Advanced to sand
The Glenelg Dreage is an old suction dredge built Holland 1914 sailed out to Australia 1920 .Used to dreage the Port River and Outer Harbour. The wreck was sunk in its current location asan artificial reef by the SA Dept. Of Fisheries early 1985. She lies upright 5-6km west of Glenelgin 20 mertes of waterbow to the south.
She is 35 metres long by 7m wide, deck sitting in 15m. The dredge is home to a wide variety of marine life. The wreck is safe to penetrate into the cabin rooms, the main pump hold though the suction crane on the bow but is unsafe to penetrate behind the boilers in the engine room. The main hazards are rusting metal and silting, and the current.Recommended bottom time: 35min.

Glenelg Barge

Location: Glenelg 10km from Adelaide. Boat dive from West Beach boat ramp.Rating: Advanced
The Glenelg Barge is a hopper barge used by the Glenelg Dredge to take the silt dredge up from Port river. She was sunk in 1984 as An Artifical reefand lies in 20m of water. A star dropper trail has been set up to enable divers to travel from the barge to the dredge and vice Versa in times of low current.The barge is a very intersting wreck with a wide variety of fish.Divers can smin its 30m length with ese. At either end is a small opening where divers can penetrate into the work rooms. In these rooms on each side of thre hoppers is the entrance to the flotation chambers and divers may peer ito them. Divers may be tempted to attempt a penetration and it can be done as long as the divers are properly prepared with line, torchers ect. The entrance to each chamber is very restrited. This penetration is not recommended. the main hazards are rust metal,silting and restricted entrances to the penetrations.Recommended Bottom time is 35 mins

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