The Edithburgh Jetty, very popular with scuba divers and underwater photographers, with a variety of fish and corals to be found, such as the rare leafy sea dragon and big bellied seahorses.
The seas off Edithburgh are safe and exciting environment for divers, but one notable wreck was the Clan Ranald of 2,258 tons which, fully loaded with bagged wheat and flour destined for London, was wrecked off Troubridge Hill and sank on the night of 31 January 1909 with the loss of 40 men. It remains one of South Australia’s most tragic shipwrecks. Learn more at the Edithburgh National Trust Museum, and see the anchor of the Clan Ranald in the main street.
Twenty-two ships have been wrenched along the coast between Edithburgh and Innes National Park. Today, you can scuba dive to explore the remnants of some of these underwater time capsules in the Southern Spencer Gulf Marine Park.