Douglas SBD Dauntless (Wreck)

This Douglas SBD-4 Dauntless dive bomber was hit by AA fire during a raid on Munda, on July 23 1943. Pilot Jim Dougherty put his plane down in Rendova Harbour, where she still rests at 13m. The site is located approximately 25 mins by boat.

This wreck contains many weird and wonderful macro critters, with a huge variety of shrimp, tiny pipefish, blennies and even a moray eel living inside the wreck.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 19 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Wreck Dive

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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