Key Biscane

Location: Lancelin
State: WA
Date Sank: 1982?
Vessel Type: Jack up Oil Rig
Construction Material: Steel
Max Depth: 44
Average Depth: 25
Average Visibility: 10
Diver Qualification: Deep
Access Type: BOAT
Directions: Its marked on the charts but you need a big boat!
Wreck Description: Key Biscane sank c1982 off the Western Australian coast near Lancelin while being towed to Perth for modifications. It made national headlines as she was caught in a sever storm that required the Airforce helicopter pilots to fly-in between the jack up legs that were pitching and yawing about. These legs are approximaely 100m in height and as you could imagine it made for amazing TV footage. There are some rumours that the sinking was an insurance job but these have never been substantiated and to be honest hard to imagine considering the severity of the storm. Key Biscane is a deep dive along way off the coast. Some dive shops run the odd trip out there but you need great weather and almost no swell. She rests in 44m but the wreck starts at about 25m, the jack uplegs and hull make an excellent home for all sorts of marine life including Jew Fish, Western Rock Lobster and even the odd shark.