Casablanca – Saturday 23rd July 2022

Divers: Tim, Ben, Youri, Josh, Anton, Chris P, Ian & Mark

the Casablanca was an Iron barque, plying general cargo on the trans Tasman Sea, after more than 80 years on the water, she was converted to a coal hulk, as most sailing ships where & then scuttled, 1950, in the Ships Graveyard. Being a sailing ship with no boilers she lies very flat on the sea bed, making locating her difficult, even for the most experienced of skippers. Fortunately, we had  the shot dropped perfectly for us to descend down on to the wreck. The conditions were great, northeasterlies and the viz was about 15-20metres, although not a lot of natural sunlight. The Casablanca is a great wreck dive, with plenty to see & ideal for a photographer. The boat was abuzz when we got back on board, with everyone having a greta dive. One thing is for sure “we’ll dive it again Sam”.


A perfect start to the day!