Koputai

Location: Bondi
State: NSW
Date Sank: 1920
Vessel Type: Paddel Steamer
Construction Material: Steel and wood
Max Depth: 78mtrs
Average Depth: 75mtrs
Average Visibility: 10mtrs
Diver Qualification: Trimix / Deep Rebreather
Access Type: BOAT
Directions: Contact one of the dive shops that run boats to the site, it is weather prone, and needs calm seas to dive it. Currents are strong in this area.
Wreck Description: The ship sank during rough weather at the turn of the 20th Century, and was a Tug boat from NZ on the way to Sydney. The wreck was only discovered a few years ago, and lays close to the wreck of the HMAS Encounter.

The wreck is broken up but the boilers, engine and paddles are still the dominant feature, and makes for a great photography. There is a lot of Brass on the wreck, probably due to the depth and limited time for people to take anything. Of course the wreck is protected under the Martime Heritage act.

Divers have to be careful when diving around this wreck, as there is a lot of loose cables from previous buoy lines that the fishos keep on cutting.

The dive has to be one of the best wreck dives in Sydney, and is the site for divers being trained for their Trimix certifications. This is by no means an easy dive, but is very rewarding.