Be the first to explore EX-HMAS ADELAIDE underwater.
NSW Crown Land


Just a short 1.8 kilometres from the sandy shores of Avoca Beach, divers can explore the majesty of the Ex-HMAS Adelaide now resting on the sea bed.

The designated entry point to the reserve is Terrigal Haven boat ramp, situated south south east and approximately 1.4km from the Skillion.

This footage captures the ship’s scuttling. Read more about the scuttling.

Divers have captured footage on many dives since the ship’s scuttling.

See inside the Ex-HMAS Adelaide

See the following photo galleries for images of the Ex-HMAS Adelaide and growing community:

Note the recognisable features of the Ex-HMAS Adelaide: 

Discover nearby diving

The marine life now making the HMAS Adelaide home, have arrived from nearby reefs. Don’t miss out on more great diving the region has to offer.

Visit for a great local account and galleries of images from nearby dive sites.

Contact local dive operators to discuss combining diving the HMAS Adelaide with other local shore and boat dives. The two commercial dive operators with an exclusive HMAS Adelaide mooring are:

 HMAS Adelaide
 HMAS Adelaide
 HMAS Adelaide
 HMAS Adelaide

Photographs by Justin Gilligan