SS BIA: Main section


The bow of the wreck lies close inshore behind a shallow reef, The wreckage is mostly mangled hull plating and frames, but a few portholes and other items of interest have been seen There is a large cast iron mooring bollard on one of the fragments. The wreckage is on a shallow section of sandstone reef, and is mostly encrusted with rust and crustose coralline algae, and overgrown by kelp and smaller seaweeds, as are the rocks, and in some cases it is difficult to distinguish where reef stops and wreck starts.

These areas are situated along the South African Coast and are accessible to the public and are known dive locations to the locals from in and around the area, please respect their local fauna and flora, remember limit your catch and don’t catch your limit.