Key to our UK diving schedule is variety, and catering for all level of divers. The following 3 amazing trips are for those with technical diving training as they are beyond recreational dive limits.
Brighton 21st June 2014 – Moldavia
This is a one day, one dive technical trip from Brighton Marina, diving HMS Moldavia 38M – 50M to the seabed, aboard Steve Johnson’s fabulous Channel Diver. It’s a neap tide, so a perfect opportunity to dive this awesome wreck.
HMS Moldavia is one of the finest wreck dives on the south coast. The P&O liner, Moldavia was requisitioned by the admiralty as a troop ship in 1916, she was used to carry American servicemen to the UK. On 23 May 1918 she was torpedoed by the German sub UB57, 57 Americans died as a result of the sinking. The wreck of the Moldavia lies in 50M of water. There are some big guns on her which are easily identified and shell cases lay on the seabed. There are rows of portholes all along her starboard side, some open and some closed. This wreck is 30miles from Brighton so expect a 2 hour journey, but it’s well worth it, visibility can be exceptional.
This trip costs £70 due to the Moldavia’s distance off-shore, full payment is required to secure your place. It includes one technical dive on the Moldavia.
Brighton June 22nd 2014 – Duke of Buccleugh
This is a one day, one dive, technical trip from Brighton Marina, diving the Duke of Buccleugh 50M – 58M to the seabed, aboard Steve Johnson’s fabulous Channel Diver. It’s a neap tide, so a perfect opportunity to dive this awesome wreck.
Discover the mystery of the “Iron Duke“ this 4 masted Iron steamer was built 1874, she was 380ft long and 38ft wide and propelled by 500hp engines. She was sunk in collision with the Vandalia during the night of 7 March 1889, the captain of the Vandalia always claimed it was the fault of the Duke but dives since have proven otherwise. Today, the wreck rests in 58M of water and stands 8M proud of the seabed, she is still in pretty good shape for her age and it is possible to navigate your way around this wreck, there are easy access holes to her holds and you can see some of the 600 tons of hand painted china that she was carrying. Visibility is usually excellent in this area, prepare yourself for a 90 minute stream both ways, the wreck site is 24 miles off-shore.
This trip costs £65 due to the Iron Duke’s distance off-shore, full payment is required to secure your place. It includes one technical dive on the Duke of Buccleugh.
EYEMOUTH TEC 25-26-27 July 2014
Dive remarkably well preserved, deep offshore wrecks in the clear waters of Berwickshire in the Scottish Borders. Wavedancer is a purpose built luxury dive boat with a massive dive deck with ample space for 10 technical divers. This is a three day trip running Friday 25, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 July, with a option to dive a forth day (subject to demand) Monday, 28 July 2014, one wreck site each day over this NEAP weekend. Arriving the evening of Thursday, 24 July, staying at the Home Arms for 3 /4 nights. Possible Wrecks include: K17 & K4 (49m & 53m) HMS PATHFINDER (58m – 67m) SS HALLAND (51 – 61m).
This trip costs £240 per person for 3 days diving and 3 nights B&B accommodation, depending on which wrecks we dive.
To find our more information on any of our trips, click on the event in the calendar on the Dive Club page.