Willyama

Location: Willyama Bay (Marion Bay)
State: SA
Date Sank: 1907
Vessel Type: Steamer
Max Depth: 12
Average Depth: 8
Average Visibility: 12
Diver Qualification: Open Water
Access Type: BOAT/SHORE
Directions: The next bay over from Marion Bay (on the road to Stenhouse Bay) is Willyama bay. Not far past the servo / general store in Marion bay, there's a brown sign, RHS of the road, with a picture of a ship on it. Follow these signs, you can see the mast sticking out of the water in the bay.
Wreck Description: The Willyama was a 2705tonne steamer, built in 1897. She was 325.5 feet long. On the night of 13 April, 1907, she ran aground at Rhino's Head Marion Bay. There is quite a bit left of her, with one of her masts standing a couple of metres out of the water. What is left is fairly broken up and scattered around the bottom. Its on a fairly broken bottom, with the occasional decent ledge, and the area has quite a few smaller crayfish. The wreck is abundant with fish life, with magpie perch, old wives, wrasse, etc. being very common. This can be quite a good second dive off the boat, on your way back from the gap or the islands, if you still have some air left.