Dive Sites

Milton Rock

Coordinates: 50.257903 -3.86112 Depth range: 10m Slack time: Dive anytime, though there is only water at high tide This is a nice little bimble dive with not much in the way of currents or hazards. To dive it, swim out on the surface first as it is tricky to nav out Read more…

By Sam Walder, ago
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Hope Cove

Coordinates: N50.74341 W-4.5813 Depth range: 10m Slack time: Dive anytime Head straight out 100m as you are not allowed to dive in the harbor. This is a nice little dive that can be done by anyone. This is a good back up if you cannot dive the Louis Shied due Read more…

By Sam Walder, ago
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Iona II

Coordinates: about 30m from the MV Robert Depth range: 22-28m Slack time: LW-2 -> LW+2 This is one of the most exciting wrecks on the island to dive and is a fantastic piece of history. “Peta Knott, Coastal Marine Archaeologist for Wessex Archaeology, said: “This is the only  protected paddle steamer lying Read more…

By Sam Walder, ago
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SS Carmine Filomena

Coordinates: 51 09.77’N 04 39.03’W Depth range: 8-18m Slack time: LW-2 -> LW+2 The SS Carmine Filomena was an Italian steam powered cargo vessel heading from South Wales with a cargo of coal bound for Genoa when she ran aground on the island. Her wreck is quite broken up, but there Read more…

By Sam Walder, ago
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HMS Montagu

Coordinates: 51 09.58’N 04 40.36’W Depth range: 12m Slack time: LW-2 -> LW+2 This battleship is the most famous wreck on the island, and it is easy to see why! She ran aground in 1906 when she hit Shutter Rock on the southwest corner of the island in thick fog. There Read more…

By Sam Walder, ago
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The Knoll Pins

Coordinates: 51 11.28’N 04 39.63’W Depth range: 15-25m Slack time: LW-2 -> LW+2 Diving here is spectacular with steep drops, walls, and an abundance of life! It is fairly easy as divers can pick their depth with the base of the pins being at about 25m. There can be strong currents Read more…

By Sam Walder, ago
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Pete’s Pinnacle

Coordinates: 51 11.94’N 04 40.20’W (start of dive) Depth range: 12-30m Slack time: LW-2 -> LW+2 Starting at the given coordinates swim down the slope to the east and this should take you to a boiler at about 18m. If you can’t find it go north a bit. Heading east-north-east from Read more…

By Sam Walder, ago
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MV Robert

Coordinates: 51 11.12’N  04 38.80’W Depth range: 15-25m Slack time: LW-2 -> LW+2 The MV Robert was a small single screw coaster which capsized and sand in 1975. It lies just east of Gull Rock and is usually marked by a buoy. The wreck is located close to the wreck of the Iona Read more…

By Sam Walder, ago
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Lundy Island

Lundy Island is situated about 17 NM off the coast from the most convenient launch site. The diving here tends to benefit from the currents and has excellent visibility. They have a website with a lot of detail on the diving on Lundy – you will want to have a Read more…

By Sam Walder, ago
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The Royal Adelaide

“The Royal Adelaide was an iron sailing ship of 1400 tons built by William Patterson at Bristol in 1865” This looks like it should be an easy enough dive to do from the shore, but that is not totally accurate – the walk is a bit of a pain… You Read more…

By Sam Walder, ago