The Links is named for a massive anchor chain lost from the Japanese freighter the Ningan Maru in the late 1980s. The vessel suffered a steering failure just inside the Heads and with the strong incoming tide was quickly pushed towards the shoreline at Shortland Bluff. The pilot gave the order to drop the anchor in order to prevent the vessel from being driven ashore. Later when the problem was rectified the anchor chain had become fouled on the seabed and was unable to be recovered and was cut free.
Today the anchor chain hangs like a necklace draped over the wall and over Bommies as it drops from 18 metres to 60 metres at the bottom. The chain is now overgrown in beautiful sponges and is a fantastic sight.
Dive Type: Wall Dive
Imported from The Scuba Doctor