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Underwater Photo Location: Former HMAS Perth (DDG-38) Artificial Reef Dive Site. Albany.

Underwater Photo Location: Former HMAS Perth (DDG-38) Artificial Reef Dive Site. Albany.

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Albany, Western Australia has a proud history as a whaling station. The hunting ceased in the 1970's, since then the township and surrounding bays has thrived as a diving location. Albany offers three dive shops with charters available throughout the year to various island locations with sunken whale-chasers and of course the mighty ex-navy destroyer HMAS Perth resting on a sandy ocean floor with the main deck of the Perth in approx 21metres and accessible to all class of divers.
Facts about Former HMAS Perth (DDG-38) Artificial Reef Dive Site. Albany.
  • It is in Australia
  • The typical depth is 0-30 Metres 0-100 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 3-10 Metres 10-30 Feet.
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by Pat Keenan
'She Was Once a Warship' Former RAN Charles F Adams Class air-warfare destroyer (HMAS Perth) Pennant number DDG-38 awaits her fate as a dive wreck in Albany's (West Australia)King George Sound.Nikonos V, 15mm wide lens, Kodak Ektachrome 100ASA.
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