But more importantly, I passed my open water dive course and I went diving on a shipwreck on Magnetic Island. The ship was a German vessel called the SS Moltke, built in 1870. After a quick read up on the wreck, I found it ran aground on Magnetic Island after delivering supplies in 1891 but was towed back to Townsville, Australia. The ship was returned to service, but ran around again - in the Ross River of Townsville. A Dentist on Magnetic Island purchased the Moltke in 1911 and towed it to its current resting place of Magnetic Island in Geoffrey Bay to be used as a breakwater. Luck for me, I got to dive on it! I saw fish of all different colors and multiple corals. It was high tide when we went on the dive so the water was quite clear. I got stung by a few jellyfish on my wrists and face (because my wetsuit didn't cover those areas), but it was well worth it!
|Some jellyfish stings|
|Meet Bozo, the 9 month old dive shop dog!|