Technical training and equipment required
38m – 40m
The SS Rotomahana was completed in 1879 and served for many years on the Melbourne-New Zealand routes. After a period running between Melbourne and Tasmania she spent years languishing by the dock in Melbourne before being scuttled in her present home in 1928. Little other than the four massive boilers remain, although there are plenty of steel girders and other debris including the old bowsprit. Very limited penetration is possible, chiefly between and underneath the boilers. The depth means that divers must be both experienced and well-equipped before attempting to dive the Rotomahana. Short bottom times mean that you should concentrate on a section of the wreck, returning later to see more.