Our next evening wreck dive is Tuesday 22nd August leaving Eastbourne Sovereign Harbour (North) at 17:45 sharp.
Divers will need to meet, to board the boat (Channel Diver) for 17:00.
We will be diving “The Duchess”.
The wreck lies in max depth of 20 metres and stands proud of the seabed by approx 6 metres. She was also known as “The Duchess of Fife” A 553 ton paddle steamship built in 1899 and sank in 1917, almost a hundred years ago. She sank following a collision with a destroyer. The Duchess is 177ft long and a beam of 27ft. She lies on a sands sea bed and now stands 6 metres proud of the sea bed. The “Duchess” still looks like a ship. At the time she was carrying governmental stores. It’s a worthwhile dive full of fish life, tom pot blennies, whiting, bib, conger, lobsters edible and spider crabs, this makes a superb dive for anyone of Advanced Open Water level, equivalent and above.
We have an evening drift dive departing from Eastbourne Marina on 13th June.
We will either drift the Sovereign Shoals or Sovereign Lighthouse, this will depend on conditions and judged on the departure from the marina.
Both the shoals and the lighthouse reef offer an abundance of fish life with many crustaceans.
Level of diver for this dive will be PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent rating.
Cost is £25 per diver.
Max depth is 22m
Channel Diver will depart 17:45 sharp.
Telephone us on 01732773553 ASAP as we have a limit to dive spaces.
Email us and we will add you to the list of divers. EMAIL – US
On 20th June we will be diving the HMS Resolution, this historic protected wreck is in Norman’s Bay just off Eastbourne.
It’s believed to be one of 3 ships in the area possibly, a 300 year old “man of war” sunk around 1703 (stories do vary slightly on the name and date it sank) that only lies in 10-12 metres of water.
It’s a superb photography and videography dive and has around 70 huge cannons on it.
There is a great deal of fish life around this wreck.
Any diver that has an interest in Nautical Archaeology will love this historic site.
We will also supply map’s of the site to help you get the very best out of this dive.
We usually only get 1-2 chances a year to dive the HMS Resolution so it’s well worth the visit to dive one of our oldest wreck’s in the Channel.
We have another evening boat dive arranged for Wednesday 3rd May.
This will be a boat dive under Brighton Pier with skipper Steve Johnson on Channel Diver.
Meet time to load is 5pm at Brighton Marina ropes away 5.30pm. Depth will be 8-12 metres.
Bring a goody bag and have a rummage for lost coin’s. Our divers on previous dives have come back with pennies through to over £100 when you know where to look. The pier is abundant with fish life. Gobies, blennies, eel’s lobsters, crab’s, starfish, pout, pollack, codling, dogfish, nudibranchs. Jewel anemonies, dead-man’s fingers and much more flora & fauna.
Typical dive time for us under the pier is 45 – 60 minutes.
Cost is £25 per diver.
You will need SMB’s and torches in addition to standard kit. The pier is an excellent introductory sea dive.
Suitable for Open Water diver and above.