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The D9 1962


The D9

The D9 is the wreck of a dredge laying within the sheltered waters of Cockburn Sound in 14 meters of water. This is a dive that can be made in virtually any weather conditions. The wreck is intact due to the lack of water movement. Suction dredge Sank in Cockburn Sound, WA, during a storm.

Formerly known as the Parmelia, it was built as a bucket dredge during the 1930's. Renamed D9 when sold to the Dredging Industries of Australia, she was converted to a suction dredge for the excavation of the channels of Kwinana. Sunk in 1962 for unknown reasons and was then moved to the middle of Cockburn Sound where she is now located.

Research by students from Rockingham Senior High School

Recreational dive information: Travel Time from Perth 35 mins, Rockingham 15 mins, Dive Rating Open water, Max Depth 13.5 meters, Visibility 4 meters, Dive Type boat,  GPS: S 32°11.664, E 115°44.516


Divers Flag

Any boat with divers operating from it must always display signals by day or night to inform other boat users. visit iMarine for more information.

Recreational fishing information: Fishing is knowing to be good around this wreck, please re frame from dropping your anchor on to the wreck, help preserve the wreck by doing the right thing


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