Information on Scuba Diving
Scuba Diving is freedom explore, its adventurous, and best of all its access to the biggest natural zoo on the planet. Scuba appeals to so many people. Most of these divers like the tropical waters because of the water temperature. However Scuba has amazing destinations, even temperate waters are easily accessable with the right thermal protection.
ON THE WILDSIDE Tours with this Activity:
Location: Vava’u, Kingdom of Tonga. ON THE WILDSIDE now have new destinations for Scuba Diving in Australia. Coming soon is Taveuni, Fiji.
Vavau is the Kingdom's adventure playground, geared towards activity based tourism, with plenty of dive locations and an abundance of different types of diving which caters for all levels of experience. Vava'u impressive dive sites range from hard and soft coral gardens and encrusted wrecks to vast sea caves and other geographical marvels. The water visibility at Vava'u is some of the clearest in the world. Snorkelling is also available.
The wreck of the CLAN MACWILLIAM.
The wreck of the copra steamer Clan MacWilliam lies in 37m of water in the Southern arm of the Port of Refuge. Built in 1918 this 127m 6000 tonne Clan shipping Line freighter steamed into Neiafu harbour in December 1927 with a smouldering fire in No. 3 copra hold. The forward holds collapsed, cracking open the steamers plates. One story has it that the captain and first engineer refused to abandon the ship and went down with it: another relates that the captain locked the first engineer into the engine room to prevent him from abandoning the effort to save the ship. The wreck is teaming with marine life, and is a popular dive site.