Date(s) - 20/08/2020 - 21/08/2020
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Two Days fantastic diving
Thursday 20th August and Friday 21at August
Accommodation and Boat (excluding food) Pucks Rest Dunoon
will be just £150.00 per person
The dive is being run by Norfed’s diving Officer Peter Routledge Joe McInally our Scotish Representative will be be suorting Peter/
Day 1 diving – Large Wreck (e.g. Akka, Greenock, Wallachia) + Sheltered Wreck TBC
Day 2 diving – Large Wreck (e.g. Akka, Greenock, Wallachia ) + Sheltered Wreck TBC
Diving will be from the ‘STARFISH ENTERPRISE’ a 7.4m Redbay RIB, coded for 8 divers and fitted wih ladder, tea and coffee facilities, big bottle rack and seating. We will meet at TBC. Dive sites are at the skippers discretion but could include Akka, Greenock, Wallachia and a choice of sheltered wrecks.
Wreck depths will be in the range from 20m to 40m.
*MV Akka (1956)
Depth: 18m – 40m
5409gt Steel Motor Vessel
The Akka is by far the largest dive-able shipwreck in the Clyde and has something for everyone. She sits SE/NW on an even keel on a seabed ranging from 30m at the bow to 40m at the stern. Most of her superstructure remains well intact including half of the bridge section amidships, winches, stairwells, ladders and more. The sheer size of this wreck is impressive enough but it is also carpeted in marine life from top to bottom in everything from brittle stars and jewel anemones to Deadman’s fingers and nudibranchs.
Depth: 24m – 32m
461nt Iron Bucket Dredger
The bucket dredger Greenock was struck by SS Ape on her way back from dumping the daily dredging’s at Garroch Head. She was hit on her starboard forward side and the collision damage is clearly visible. The huge bucket gantry is the most impressive structural element to survive and really sets this dive out from the others in the Clyde. Most of the stern structure was destroyed when some left-over mines from the old submarine boom were detonated nearby. This dive can be dark and silty, but if careful she is a rewarding dive with nudibranchs a plenty and the bucket gantry is really is a must see.
*SS Wallachia (1895)
Depth: 28m – 35m
1077nt Iron Steamship
The SS Wallachia is truly a wonderful wreck. She was hit by the SS Flos on route to Trinidad with a varied and expensive cargo of whisky, gin, beer, stannous chloride (tin), plus clothing and footwear. She lies facing north on an even keel and on a sunny day, the light penetrates the wreck showing her in all her glory. The collision damage on the Starboard bow is an incredible sight, large enough for 3 divers to swim through and is accessed by many means including one of the doorways remaining under the raised bow. The holds are heavily filled with silt though even today divers can still see beer and stout bottles protruding, some even fused to the wreck itself. There are still masts lying across the fore and aft decks near winches and pulleys and plenty of marine life too. The lovely raised stern is very impressive as you go under to see where the emergency steering gear, stores and toilets used to be.