HMAS Brisbane - Queensland's Coral Warship
By Nigel Marsh - ©2011
A photographic exploration of Australia's most colourful artificial reef, HMAS Brisbane.
Queensland's Sunshine Coast is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Australia, but until the former Australian Navy guided missile destroyer HMAS Brisbane was scuttled off Mooloolaba in July 2005 very few people knew about the spectacular diving located off this section of the Queensland coast. The sinking of the 133m long HMAS Brisbane has certainly put the Sunshine Coast on the top of the list of places to dive in Australia, and each year the ship is on the bottom of the ocean it keeps getting better and better. In the few years since the ship was scuttled it has been transformed and is now covered in colourful corals and home to a spectacular array of tropical marine life. This visual guide to HMAS Brisbane gives the reader a brief history of the destroyer, its retirement, the sinking and explores the artificial reef today - highlighting the features of the ship and the marine life divers will encounter on Queensland's Coral Warship.
Soft cover: size - 210mm x 297mm. 28 pages of crisp glossy colour photography. Published by Nigel Marsh Photography. ISBN: 978-0-9871194-0-7