Dive Sites

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
Dive Sites

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
Dive Sites

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
Dive Sites

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
Dive Sites

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
Dive Sites

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
Dive Sites

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
Trip Reports

Not Lundy

Over the weekend of the 19th of August 6 of us tried our luck at getting over to Lundy island to do some of the fantastic diving on offer there. In particular we had obtained a licence to dive the protected wreck of the Iona II from the warden. We Read more…

By Sam Walder, ago