Evening wreck dive is City of Waterford departing Brighton Marina on Tuesday 25th July at 18:15. Advised to arrive on boat for 17:30.
Max depth 30 metres.
Details here: http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?174
City of Waterford
The City of Waterford makes for a spectacular wreck dive. Still recognizable as a ship-shape wreck, her stern & bow sections are upright and still fairly intact, but the mid-section is badly broken. Sitting on a sand scour in 30metres, she is an impressive sight when you sit on the seabed looking up at the bow with her anchors in place.
Her history is quite colourful, including action during WWII in the Irish Sea. A Nazi plane engaged her in a running battle whilst carrying a full cargo of cattle, and was eventually brought down by the lucky ship! Her captain received an MBE for this action.
She continued operating after the war as a cargo ship until eventually she was involved in a collision in 1949 with a Greek vessel in thick fog. Fish life includes the normal dense shoals of bib, pollack, wrasse, bass, conger eels, lobster & edible crabs. She is covered in Dead Mans Fingers and many species of anemones.
Telephone Dive Machine during normal working hours to book your place. Tel:01732-773553.
£30 per diver. This is for PADI AOW or equivalent.
If you need kit hire, let us know at time of booking.