HMAS Swan Dive Charter

WA's first purpose sunk recreational dive shipwreck. Home to an abundance of marine life and variety of diving depths, HMAS Swan is an excellent diving experience for all levels of divers from Open Water to Advanced and above.

HMAS Swan's Story

HMAS Swan (DE 50), named after the Swan River in Perth Western Australia, was a River-class destroyer escort of the Royal Australian Navy. She entered service in 1970, constructed in Victoria, Australia.

Most of her career was spent deployed throughout South East Asia as part of the ANZUK forces for training and humanitarian exercises. After 20 years of deployment she was then re-assigned to the west coast naval base HMAS Stirling in the 1990’s where she circumnavigated around Australia and Indonesia in fleet exercises and in the final year became a training vessel.

Scuttled 14th December 1997

In 1996 she served her final days and was decommissioned and gifted to Geographe Bay Artificial Reef Society to be scuttled and made into an artificial reef and dive site; the first deliberately prepared dive wreck in the Southern Hemisphere. She was scuttled off the coast of Dunsborough, Western Australia, 2.4kms off the Point Picquet in 30m of water on 14th December in 1997.

HMAS Swan now 20+ years on

HMAS Swan is available to divers of all levels of experience, making it one of the more accessible wrecks on the south coast.

Explore HMAS Swan with Dive Ski Surf

When HMAS Swan was sunk, sections were cut out to create multiple accesses for divers to swim through, which now has become home to hundreds of species of marine life; making it one of the more exciting dives for all divers.

What is included in the dive?

Dive charters are available all year round and each charter includes:

  • 2 x Boat Dives
  • Tank Hire
  • Lunch

Prices & Equipment Hire

Equipment Included
2 x Boat Dives$180
2 x Boat DivesTank & Weight Belt$190
2 x Boat DivesTank, Regulator, BC$200
2 x Boat DivesAll Equipment$220


For cancellations, we require notice 48hrs prior to the charter date or you will be charged in full for the charter. This also applies to late arrival times and if you miss the scheduled departure of the charter boat, so please make sure you arrive at least 30mins before. If a charter is cancelled for any reason by Dive Ski & Surf, you will have the option to either be refunded or re-schedule the charter for a future date.

HMAS Swan a dive for all levels; 
Open Water and beyond.

With the Crows Nest sitting in a depth of 9 metres and the hull resting at 30 metres, Swan is one of the few wrecks that are available to all divers of all levels of experience; Open Water to Advanced and beyond.