WH-301 Gemini. Scuttled Barge.
The hopper barge WH-301, or better know as the “Gemini”. Built in 1962, the Gemini was originally put to work in New South Wales, joined to her sister ship the WH-302 to form a drilling dredge pontoon. After being separated from WH-302, the Gemini found its way to Western Australia where it was eventually sold to a local charter operator, Mr John Clark. With the assistance of the Royal Australian Navy, Tamar Marine and other local businesses the Gemini was deliberately sunk on the 9th September 1993. Scuttled 6 nautical miles offshore and 8.4 nautical miles north west of Mindarie marina at a depth of 30 metres. The Gemini was sunk with the purpose of being used as a diving and training site for local Advanced Open Water SCUBA divers.