DIVE SITES ON THE ISLES OF SCILLY
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Site No Lat N Long W Region Location Name Type Depth m
1 49:52.17 06:25.67 Bishop Rock Retarrier Ledges Schiller Steamer 11
"3421t Flattened, Keel and Plates visible. Strong current at times." WR No 5
2 49:52.2 06:25.1 West Gunner Rock Hollandia East Indiaman 35
Classic Dives of the World Page 146
3 49:52.3 06:18.4 St Mary's Old Town Bay Kelp Forest
Explore UW IOS page 2
4 49:52.6 06:20.8 St Agnes Wingletang Drop off 50
Explore UW IOS page 2
5 49:52.6 06:24.7 Western Rocks Gilstone Association Flagship
Classic Dives of the World Page 147
6 49:52.80 06:20.23 St Agnes Pidney Brow Italia Steamer 10 - 40
"27292t Well broken up, Bows 40m, stern with iron Prop and famous con rod. 10m, stern to shore. Very good dive on series of ledges." "SA Scene Feb 80 Page 18, WR No 12. SportDiver Jan 91page 19 "
7 49:53.00 06:20.83 St Agnes Lethegus Reef Plympton Steamer 12 - 30
"2869t Jumbled with Hathor, Plympton bows towards shore, Large Prop. Very good dive. Best on slack" "SA Scene Feb 80 Page 18, WR No 13, Diver July 89 Page 21. SportDiver Jan 91 page 19"
8 49:53.00 06:20.83 St Agnes Lethegus Reef Hathor Steamer 10 - 40
"7060t Jumbled with Plympton, Hathor stern lies towards shore. Very good dive." "SA Scene Feb 80 Page 18, WR No 9, Diver July 89 Page 21. SportDiver Jan 91 page 1"
9 49:53.65 06:23.13 Annet Shag Rock Thomas W Lawson Schooner 17
"5006t The largest sailing vessel ever built. Cargo Parrafin, lies in two pieces north of Shag rock. Broken up. Windless weather needed." "SA Scene Feb 80 Page 18, WR No 6. Diver Nov 89 Page 75"
10 49:53.8 06:18.0 St Mary's Inner Gilstone 20m cliffs 40
Plumrose anenome covered cliffs. Cup corals. Excellent Explore UW IOS page 2. SportDiver Jan 91 page 19
11 49:53.8 06:27.1 West Crim Rocks Eagle Ship of the Line 45
Two iron cannons Classic Dives of the World Page 147 & Explore UW IOS page1
12 49:53.8 06:24.4 Western Rocks "Rosvear, Melledgen & Gorregan" Seals
Explore UW IOS page 46
13 49:54.17 06:18.7 St Mary's Pendennis Head Minnehaha Barque 18
"845t Large anchor and winch inshore, and great lenghts of chain." "SA Scene Feb 80 Page 18, WR No2"
14 49:54.25 06:17.2 St Marys Newfoundland Pt Pinnacles 30
Granite Pinnacles from 30m up to 18m Explore UW IOS page 1
15 49:54.40 06:19.42 St Mary's Wooltack Point Serica Steamer 13
2652t Cargo of coal "SA Scene Feb 80 Page 18, WR No 10"
16 49:54.5 06:17.1 St Marys Poth Hellick Drop offs 50
Explore UW IOS page 2
17 49:54.55 06:19.67 St Marys SW of Garrison Hill Blazer Tug 9
283t Broken up WR No 7
18 49:54.55 06:17.48 St Mary's Porth Minick Brodfield Army Supply 6
5685t Well Broken up WR No 8
19 49:54.6 06:19.0 St Mary's Lifeboat Slip Shore Dive 3 - 4
"Kelp, Eelgrass, congers, lobsters etc" Explore UW IOS page 10 & page 44
20 49:54.73 06:17.71 St Marys Newfoundland Point Very Good Scenic 0 - 50
Cliff drops off from end of point to 50m. Very strong tides. Dive just before HW or 1 hr before LW when it is fairly slack. AIC No 11
21 49:54.83 06:16.68 St Mary's Porth Hellick Lady Charlotte Collier 10 - 28
"3953t Flattened, two boilers and Prop Shaft, cargo coal, 50m out, Good Novice dive No tide problems." "SA Scene Aug 83, Feb 80 Page 18, WR No 1. AIC No 10"
22 49:55.1 06:21.3 Samson Southard Well Reef Collossus
Covered in Kelp Explore UW IOS page 10
23 49:56.20 06:15.59 St Marys Scenic Site & wooden wreck 15 - 44
Difficult marks and strong tides. Dive 1 hr before LW or HW. AIC No 9
24 49:56.70 06:15.00 East Isles Menawethan Island Cannon Site Scenic & Seals 8 - 36
"Plenty of iron cannons and seals. Good dive on south side, close to small island in middle of S side. Start dive at 8m where there are cannons, then drop to 36m. Tide can be strong on flood. Best dive HW or LW." WR No 3. AIC No 12.
25 49:56.83 06:23.63 Bryher Maiden Bower Brinkburn Steamer 20 - 30
"3229t Broken but identifiable. WR No 11
26 49:56.83 06:23.53 Bryher Maiden Bower Zelda Steamer 12
1411t Broken up WR No 14
27 49:57.15 06:22.8 Bryher Scilly Rock Eric Rickmans Sailing vessel 20
"2050t cargo of rice, Broken Up 20m off Scilly Rock, Chain Locker" SA Scene Feb 81 Page 4
28 49:57.28 06:15.17 Eastern Isles Shag Rock Gnomes V Wreck 7 - 15m
well scattered amongst large boulders. Can be interesting. No tide problems. AIC No 8
29 49:57.50 06:22.78 Bryher Scilly Rock Isabo Steamship 10 - 20
"6827t Broken in two SA Scene Feb 80 Page 18
30 49:57.72 06:21.70 Bryher Hell Bay Maipu Barque 18
593t Broken up WR No 15
31 49:57.84 06:18.31 St Martins South Tean Sound Drift Dive 12 - 15
Dive from 1 hr before to 2 hrs after HW or in the hour before LW. AIC No 13
32 49:57.93 06:21.10 Tresco Little Kettle Rock Poleire MV 13.5
"1599t Broken up, bridge and engines still visible. Hull in two pieces." "SA Scene Feb 80 Page 18, WR No 16. SA Scene Apr 84"
33 49:58.02 06:15.42 St Martins Between Flat Ledge and South Chapel Rock Steam Trawler 25 - 30
"Small wreck, tide the same as Flat Ledge. 1.5 hrs before LW or 1 hr before HW." AIC No 7
34 49:58.10 06:15.16 St Martins Flat Ledge Very Good Scenic 10 - 50
"+ mark on chart works well. Alternatively line up Round Island Light with the inside edge of White Island. A sounder is needed to fix the exact spot . The tides are strong and unpredictable, only dive 1.5 hrs before LW or 1 hr before HW. " AIC No 6
35 49:58.22 06:15.00 St Martins Hard Lewis Rocks King Cadwallon wreck + Pinnacle + scenic 15 - 32
"Many good sites in area. Dive 100m NW of last rock to the East for the King Cadwallon. Excellent dive on wreck with superb scenry and life on pinnacle. Beware of dangerous rock to the West. Strong tides, can only be dived 1.5 hrs before LW." AIC No 12
36 49:58.36 06:16.98 St Martins Merrick Ledge Scenic 12 - 26m
"Dive 50m off NE corner. Watch out for a rock in this area. No tide Problems. AIC No 5
37 49:58.45 06:20.25 Tresco Golden Ball Bar Mando Freighter 15 - 35
"7176t Wreck lies SE to NW. Bows in 15m, stern in 35m, Good dive." "SA Scene Feb 80 Page 18, WR No 4"
38 49:58.61 06:17.20 St Martin White Island Tabasco Sailing Barque 15 - 22
House with 3 chimneys in line with single rock on beach. Drop shot when in middle of Chad Girt Valley. No tide problems. AIC No 4
39 49:58.63 06:20.20 St Martins Round Island Scenic 7 - 28
Dive between Round Island and Camber Rocks. Interesting finds from Lighthouse transfer area. No tidal problems AIC No 1
40 49:58.69 06:17.17 St Martin East Withan Rock Good drop off 0 - 40
Dive down SE corner of rock. Some tide on ebb. AIC No 3
41 49:58.83 06:17.35 St Martins White Island Aksai Russian Steamer 9 - 20
"Well broken, ribs, engine parts and iron prop at 20m. 50 - 100m SW of Baker Rock in direct line seawards of rocky outcrop, Slack water only, avoid ebb." "WR No 7, AIC No 2"
42 49:58.90 06:21.92 Bryher Shipman head Wall 40
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43 49:58.90 06:18.10 St Martin Lion Rock Palinurus Barque
300t cargo Rum & Sugar SA Scene Feb 80 Page 18
44 50:03.97 06:04.47 North East Seven Stones Torrey Canyon Super Tanker
Wreckage covers a huge area with brass pipes everywhere. Needs calm weather. SportDiver Jan 91 page 20
45 St Agnes Firebrand Ship of the Line 30
Cannon and anchor clearly visible "Classic Dives of the World Page 147, Explore UW IoS page 1 & page 42"
46 Romney Ship of the Line
Classic Dives of the World Page 147
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