The Severance Wreck sits in about 20m of water a few hundred metres off Lady Elliot Island. The ship sank in 1998 and is the subject of urban legend.
It is told that during a couple's bitter divorce, the wife only wanted one thing in the separation - the yacht. So the weekend before handing it over, the husband sailed the boat to Lady Elliot Island, took out the bungs and took a tender in to shore. He sat there and drank a bottle of rum, watching it sink to the bottom.
He then apparently appeared at the lawyer's office with the keys for the yacht and gave them the coordinates of where to find it. Whether you believe the story or not, one thing for certain is that it's a sight to behold if the conditions are right. I was able to capture this shot on my safety stop 15m above the wreck. Having this perspective makes you wonder what other stories lie beneath the surface.
Went for my first shore dive at the Gold Coast seaway here in Australia. I put together a quick video with all the cool animals we saw. Totally unexpected amount of life for the location. #padi#diving#scubadiving+PADI#goldcoast