Western Australia added to its reputation as one of the World's
premier year-round dive destinations when the decommissioned Perth
was scuttled in the pristine waters of King George Sound in Albany
in late November 2001.
The sinking of the former Perth follows the highly successful
scuttling in 1998 of the former Swan which has attracted over 20,000
divers to Dunsborough in the State's South West. Combining the
former Perth and Swan dive sites with the world's largest dive
wreck, Sanko Harvest in Esperance, creates a perfect Southwest
The former Perth is a 133-metre long guided missile destroyer
with a distinguished service record. She came under fire on four
occasions during the Vietnam war and remnants of shellfire will
be visible to divers on the interpretive dive trail.