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Friday
06
JUL

Plymouth Wreck Tour

14:00
17:00
ScubaTeks
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2 days diving, 4 dives on hard boat with lift.
2Nights B&B Accommodation.
£230
Deposit of £60 to secure your place.
Final balance of £170 to be paid by the 1st June.
The Diving:
Plymouth is an ideal location for a wreck diving trip with a range of sites for the novice to the expert diver. These wrecks are home to all sorts of marine life and with the good visibility provide stunning scenery for underwater photographers. The wrecks range in date from modern steel wrecks to cannon sites from the 18th century.
A couple of planned dives:
HMS Scylla
The UK's most famous diving wreck and the UK's first artificial reef. The Scylla is a Leander Class Naval Frigate that was sunk just outside Plymouth in 2004. Sitting in about 25m of water she has now attracted large amounts of marine life including starfish, scallops and pink sea fans.
Highlights include captain’s cabin, the bridge, galley, mess decks and operations room.
James Egan Lane
The James Eagan Layne is possibly the most dived wreck in the UK, its shallow depth combined with a surprising amount of intact wreckage to explore, makes this an interesting dive for all abilities.
The James Egan Layne lies shotted in Whitsand Bay, Plymouth, and is an extremely popular British wreck because of its depth. It sank in March 1945 after ferrying men and materials across the world for the war effort. At the height of World War II, it was clear that cargo vessels were being sunk at a rate faster than which they could be built. In an effort to maintain the supply of food, vehicles and other equipment to the troops, the Americans found a way of welding aptly called 'Liberty' ships together that were 400 feet long weighing in at around 7000 tons in just 24 hours by an almost entirely female workforce. After being hit by a torpedo from a German U-boat near the Eddystone reef, the James Egan Layne was towed towards Plymouth in order to save as much of her cargo as possible. However on the way back, her stern collapsed causing her to sink in Whitsand bay, where she still sits upright, pointing north towards the shore.

Please note these dives aren’t guaranteed as they are subject to weather conditions.
You must be Advanced Open Water diver or equivalent to dive on this trip.
Non-divers are welcome- £85 for B&B.

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