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Dive and Wreck Site locations.

CPA is a SAA (Sub Aqua Association) dive club based in Reading Berkshire. We train people to Scuba dive within our friendly and sociable club, where our emphasis is on adventure and safety.

This table shows nearly 100 popular sites, mostly along the south coast of England.  It gives all the main data needed to plan a dive on the site.  The information is not guaranteed correct and reference must be made to published material for actual dive planning. 

Site

Type

Area

Depth

Slack

Lat./Long.

Divenote

Aeolean Sky

wreck

Purbeck

30m

-2:30 HW Portland +3:30 Neaps

50°30.595'N 02°08.410'W

Greek freighter, 14.4KT, 138m, sunk 1979, port side, stern N, bows 4m off, bottles & machinery

Ailsa Craig

wreck

Lyme

28-36m

-2..3 HW Portland +3..4

50°33.600'N 02°47.500'W

GB steamer, sunk 1918, stern st'bd, NE to SW, near Moidart, coal

Alex van Opstel

wreck

Purbeck

29m

-2:30 HW Portland +1

50°32.430'N 02°15.990'W

Belgian pass liner, 6KT, 126m, 1937-1939, SW to NE bows

Baron Garioch

wreck

Poole

40m

-1 HW Devonport +5

50°31.340'N 01°45.820'W

GB steamer, 1.8KT, 80m, 1895-1917, vis good

Basil

wreck

Littlehampton

28-35m

-1 HW Dover +6

50°34.609'N 00°38.202'W

GB steamer, 3.2KT, 101m, 1895-1917, 45° port, ammunition

Baygitano

wreck

Lyme

18m

OK anytime

50°41.800'N 02°56.050'W

GB steamer, 3KT, well broken, good vis, scallops around

Bembridge Ledge

scenic

SE IoW

7-15m

-1.5 HW Dover +5.5

50°41.100'N 01°02.750'W

Favourite for divers, lots crab/lobtster, misc scattered wreckage, bit with good viz

Betsy Anna

wreck

Bournemouth

25m

-1 HW Devonport +5

50°37.000'N 01°48.830'W

UK, 880T, 62m, 1892-1926, wrongly named Dagmar before

Binnendijk

wreck

Weymouth bay

19-27m

-2..3 HW Portland +3

50°32.120'N 02°20.000'W

Dutch steamer, 7KT, 120m, sunk 1939

Bittern/Hazzard

wreck

Lyme

27-33m

-2..3 HW Portland +3..4

50°33.670'N 02°37.400'W

GB destroyer, sunk 1918, NW to SE, st'bd list,

Black Hawk (fore)

wreck

Worbarrow

9-12m

OK (-1 HW Devonport +5)

50°36.828'N 02°12.390'W

US liberty, 7.2KT, sunk 1945, in two halves- pipe between, bow with Danforth anchor

Black Hawk (stern)

wreck

Portland

36m

-2..3 HW Portland +3..4

50°26.200'N 02°25.300'W

Other half of Worbarrow wreck

Boxer

wreck

SE IoW

17-20m

-1 HW Dover +5

50°37.770'N 01°06.340'W

GB Destroyer, 61m, 1895-1918, largely gone bar boilers, rum jars in mud

Breda

wreck

Mull

15-30m

OK anytime

56°28.570'N 05°25.000'W

Dutch liberty steamship, 6.9KT, 123m, sunk 1942, bows @ 24m, well swept & salvaged, most hull intact, shoes magnesium half track vehs NAAFI goods horses planes

Bretagne

wreck

Babbacombe

18-25m

OK all but worst

50°29.450'N 03.22.620'W

Norwegian Schooner/steamer, 1.44KT, 70m, sunk 1918, bow SW, good dive/viz, coal

British Inventor

wreck

Lulworth banks

21m

-2 HW Devonport +2

50°35.520'N 02°18.480'W

GB cargo, 7.1Kt, 129m, fuel & diesel oil

Buccaneer

wreck

Lyme

33-44m

-2..3 HW Portland +3..4

50°29.230'N 02°41.650'W

Armed navy tug

Camberwell

wreck

SE IoW

21-31m

-1 HW Dover +5

50°31.950'N 01°02.800'W

GB steamer, 4.1KT, 112m, sunk 1917, might be Wapello, bows intact mids broken, big interesting site, general cargo

Cambro

wreck

S Wales

12-22m

-1 HW Milford H. +5

51°50'N 05°20'W

Camswan

wreck

SE IoW

18m

-1 HW Dover +5

50°38.530'N 01°05.380'W

GB steamer, 3.4KT, 102m, 1917 maiden voyage, interesting- lots to explore, strong ebb tide, coal

Carantan

wreck

Purbeck

30m?

-1 HW Dover +6

50°34.930'N 01°56.230'W

Sub escort ship, near Kyarra

Carbineer

wreck

Littlehampton

19-25m

-1..2 HW Dover +5..6

50°35.849'N 00°40.449'W

GB cargo steamer, 1.3KT, 66m, sunk 1914, general cargo

Clan Macvey

wreck

Poole

20m

-1 HW Devonport +5

50°39.650'N 01°46.720'W

UK Steamer, 5.8KT, 120m, 1918-1918, poor viz, coal

Coral Garden

reef

Lyme

25m

OK- 1Kt max drift

50°41..42'N 02°51..53'W

Wide reef of boulder strewn ledges- spectacular colours & life

Cuba

wreck

SE IoW

32M

-1 HW Dover +5

50°36.000'N 00°58.580'W

French pass liner, 11.4KT, 145m, 1923-1945, well broken but still "fascinating dive", portholes still buried

Dakotian

wreck

Pembroke

1-18m

51°50'N 05°20'W

Dudley Rose

wreck

Tor Bay

29-35m

OK all but -4..6 HW Devonport Springs

51°23.630'N 03°26.330'W

Admiralty collier, 1.6KT, 76m, 1929-1941, upright, complere, care: nets & bombs, coal

Eddystone Lighthouse

reef

Plymouth

Var

-2..3 HW Devonport +3..4

50°10.800'N 04°16.870'W

Gulleys drop-offs great marine life usu good viz

Elenor R.

wreck

Weymouth bay

20-27m

-2..3 HW Portland +3

50°30.180'N 02°20.630'W

Greek steamer, 4.5KT, 111m, sunk 1939, well salvaged, viz good

Empress of India

wreck

Babbacombe

31-44m

-1..2 HW Devonport +5..6

50°29.690'N 02°57.700'W

Battleship, 16KT, 114m, 1893-1913, target, inverted, hole in side, fabulous but advanced dive

Ethel

wreck

Portland

32-38m

-2..3 HW Portland +3:30

50°27.690'N 02°24.550'W

Steamship, 1.5-2KT, sunk 1945ish?, plenty of portholes still, plaice around wreck

Everleigh

wreck

Poole

31-43m

-1 HW Devonport +5

50°29.320'N 01°47.000'W

GB steamer, 5.2KT, sunk 1945

Exeters

reefs

Babbacombe

24m ave

OK but for -4..6 HW Devonport springs

50°31'N 03°22.9'W

Gullies pinnacles plateaux, corals, crustaceans flatties, scallops, all good diving

France Aimee

wreck

SE IoW

10-13m

-1 HW Dover +5

50°40.010'N 01°03.270'W

French collier, 700T, 1901-1918, stern intact, port silted starb'd collapsed bows buried, coal

Frognor

wreck

Lyme

34m

-3 HW Portland +4..5

50°32.000'N 02°32.970W

Noweigan steamer, 1.5KT, sunk 1918, well salvaged

Galicia

wreck

Babbacombe

20m

Prob OK

50°33.270'N 03°26.170'W

GB ship, 5.9KT, 120m, classy, 1901-1917, cloth & cement

Gascony

wreck

Littlehampton

27-30m

-1..2 HW Dover +5..6

50°39.373'N 00°39.373'W

Steamer? 3.1KT, 108m, 1908-1918, inverted, opening up- can swim in, gun carriage wheels, guns hay charcoal

Gertrude

wreck

Portland

11m

OK anytime

50°32.770'N 02°26.950'W

Sank 1894, plates boiler & anchor, viz usually good, loads of fish, iron pyrite

Gibel Hamam

wreck

Lyme

24-31m

-2..3 HW Portland +3..4

50°35.870'N 02°53.200'W

GB steamer, 700T, sunk 1918,

Glocliffe

wreck

Tor Bay

26-38m

OK all but -4..6 HW Devonport Springs

51°27.080'N 03°17.280'W

GB steamer, 2.2KT, 87m, sunk 1917, 100% on port side, stern high, NW to SE, well preserved, coal

Greleen

wreck

Tor Bay

30-40m

OK all but -4..6 HW Devonport Springs

51°25.000'N 03°23.000'W

Hands Deeps

reef

Plymouth

-2..3 HW Devonport +3..4

50°12.580'N 04°20.300'W

Pinnacles & gulleys, marine life good

Hedwig

wreck

Littlehampton

30m

-1..2 HW Dover +5..6

50°35.706'N 00°41.416'W

German cargo ship, 424T, sank 1974, starboard side bows N, failry intact

Hera

wreck

Falmouth

15m

56°30'N 05°40'W

Highland Brigade

wreck

SE IoW

19-29m

-1 HW Portsmouth +5

50°34.830'N 01°05.020'W

Merchant steamer, 5.7KT, 116m, 1901-1918, E to W, list to port, stern high, tin ingots & telephone kit

Hispania

wreck

Mull

15-30m

-0:30 HW Dover

56°34.950'N 05°59.150'W

Cargo steamer, 1.3KT, 81m, sank 1954, 'Splendid sight', intact, list to starbd, bows inshore, deck 25m, covered in anemones

Hood

wreck

Portland

2-15m

-4:30 HW Portland +5;&HW?

50°34.100'N 02°25.200'W

Battleship, 14KT, sunk 1914 as blockship, inverted, holes in side, great dive

Iolanthe

wreck

Purbeck

35-45m

-1 HW Devonport +5..6

50°27.630'N 02°07.980'W

GB steamer, 3.1KT, 98m, 1904-1917, good viz, railway trucks!

James Egan Layne

wreck

Plymouth

50°'N 04°20'W

James Fennel

wreck

Portland

12-18m

OK bar -1..3 HW Portland

50°32.650'N 02°27.300'W

Admiralty steam trawler, sank 1920, well broken, interesting, good dive

Kyarra

wreck

Purbeck

30m

-1 HW Dover +6

50°34.900'N 01°56.570'W

Clyde steamer, 7KT, 125m, 1903-1918, bow NE to SW, beer champaign perfume vinegar worcs.sauce watches ...

Leon

wreck

SE IoW

22-30m

-1 HW Dover +5

50°35.700'N 01°03.670'W

French steamer, 2.4KT, 90m, sunk 1918, heeled to starboard, well broken midships, stone jars of blue ink

Lucy

wreck

Pembroke

42m

51°50'N 05°20'W

Luis

wreck

SE IoW

13-17m

-2..3.5 HW Portsmouth +5

50°37?.270N 01°09.550W

GB merchant steamer, 2.5KT, 114m, 1916-1918, well broken, poor viz, shells cordite brass heads

Lulworth Banks

reef

Lulworth banks

12-24m

OK anytime as drift

50°35.600'N 02°16.300'W

Try these co-ords! Highly varied: drop-offs, bluffs, sand gulleys, gravel, pinnacles, flat-stone reefs, scallops

M2

wreck

Lyme

32m

-4 HW Portland +4..5

50°34.580'N 02°33.770'W

GB Sub, 89m, 1918-1932, adapted for sea plane, loads of sponges, colourful, great dive

Maine

wreck

The Bolt

22-37m

Local HW +2 & LW +2:30

50°12.750'N 03°50.880'W

GB cargo, 113m, 1905-1917, upright, cross-tidechalk goatskins

Mew Stone Sub

scenic

Plymouth

12-26m

Not HW&LW Devonport

50°18'200N 04°06.500'W

German sub, 30m, 45 degree angle, scenic dive if missed

Minerve

wreck

The Bill

2-10m

HW Portland +4:30

50°31.010'N 02°27.300'W

French sub, sunk 1945, well broken, scenic if missed, lead & brass

Mixon Hole

scenic

Selsey

29m

HW Dover+5 (-2 LW Selsey)

50°42.330'N 00°46.330'W

Steep N face- great drop off, crabs & scenery, Shallower S face, standing stones! Great dive

Moidart

wreck

Lyme

27-35m

-2..3 HW Portland +3..4

50°33.970'N 02°47.250'W

Armed merchant steamer, 90m, NW to SE, bow upright, stern broken/st'bd side, near Ailsa Craig

Moldavia

wreck

Littlehampton

28-48m

-6 HW Dover; neaps only

50°23.133'N 00°28.720'W

Armed merchant cruiser, 9.5KT, 156m, 1903-1918, port side, dive stern

Mulberry (far)

wreck

Selsey

9m

OK exc. -5 HWSp Dover +0..3

50°44.633'N 00°42.317W

D-day harbour unit WW2, 6Kt, 62m, broken, sharp steel, shoals of fish, great novice dive

Northcoates

wreck

Littlehampton

20-26m

-1..2 HW Dover +5..6

50°39.764'N 00°35.451'W

RN armed trawler, 277T, 1918-1944, m/c guns, Enfield cartridges

Northville

wreck

Tor Bay

30-39m

OK all but -4..6 HW Devonport Springs

51°24.420'N 03°24.550'W

GB steamer, 2.5KT, 93m, sunk 1918, upright, bows SE & high, stern completely broken off, silty, coal

Ore Wreck

wreck

Littlehampton

11m

-1..2 HW Dover +5..6

50°40.840'N 00°28.915'W

Coaster, broken with boilers & engines to see, well dived, big cod/pollack in winter, iron ore

P12

wreck

SE IoW

10-13m

-1 HW Dover +5

50°39.400'N 01°05.000'W

Patrol boat, 613T, 74m, 1916-1918, stern section only, cross-tide, upright, engines/gauges, depth charges (safe)

P555

wreck

Lyme

33-40m

-3 HW Portland +4..5

50°30.870'N 02°33.350'W

US sub,1.1KT, 66m, sunk 1947, E to W, intact

Perrone

wreck

Babbacombe

21-29m

-2 HW Devonport +4..5 (gen OK)

50°28.230'N 03°22.780'W

UK cable-layer steamer, 3.3KT, 96m, 1882-1917, stern st'bd

Persier

wreck

Bigbury

18-28m

OK most times

50°17.000'N 03°58.150'W

Steamer, sunk 1945, bow high, 3 boilers, provisions

Peveril Ledge

reef

Purbeck

10-23m

-1 HW Dover +6

50°36.380'N 01°56.000'W

Serious overfalls- CARE, good viz (HW slack best), brilliant, crab lobster sponges

Pomeranian

wreck

Lyme

27-34m

-2..3 HW Portland +3..4

50°33.500'N 02°41.380'W

Liner, 4.2KT, 114m, sunk 1918, E to W, govt stores- divers helmets? Doulton smelting pots

Poulmic

wreck

Plymouth

15-20m

-3 HW Devonport +3 (gen OK)

50°19.080'N 04°09.630'W

French transporter - minesweeper, 350T, 37m, sank 1940, Oerlikon AA shells (care)

Pulpit Rock

reef

Portland

10-30m

HW Portland +4 NEAP

50°30.630'N 02°27.800'W

Rocky ledges, good viz, crab lobster

Eilean Mor

Jura (Firth of Lorne)

15-34m

Essential

55°30'N 05°55'W

High energy site, masses of marine life

Rondo

wreck

Mull

3-50m!

Essential- LW Dover +0:30

56°32.280'N 05°54.720'W

2.4KT, 80m, sank 1935, upright at steep angle on rocks of Dearg Sgeir, stern high, sponges & anemones,

Salsette

wreck

Lyme

33-48m

-2..3 HW Portland +3..4

50°29.630'N 03°43.050'W

P&O liner, 5.8KT, 132m, sunk 1917, N to bow S, 30° to port, 600 portholes (NB 'holes'!) scallops

Scratchell's Bay

scenic

SW IoW

15-15m

-1 HW Portsmouth +5

50°39.400'N 01°34.700'W

"Can be exciting as never know what you will come across"...

Sevilla

wreck

Tor Bay

30-41m

OK all but -4..6 HW Devonport Springs

51°24.300'N 03°22.850'W

Norwegian steamer, 1.3KT, 79m, 1913-1918, in good state, Cadiz wine oranges sparkling wine crockery (marked Kristiania)

Shirala

wreck

Littlehampton

16-24m

-1..2 HW Dover +5..6

50°40.915'N 00°35.217'W

Liner, 5.3KT, 1901-1918, N to bow S, elephant tusks! wine stone-jars car/lorry spares telescopes binos ammo bombs

Sidon

wreck

Lyme

28-36m

-2..3 HW Portland +3..4

50°32.780'N 02°38.400'W

Sub, sunk1957, NW to SE, excellent dive

Somali

wreck

Farnes

19-28m

HW & LW Seahouses +1:30

55°33.900'N 01°36.400'W

Steamer, 6.8KT, 140m, sank 1941, upright, mostly complete, engine room with boilers

Soudan

wreck

Salcombe

13-18m

HW & LW

50°12.480'N 03°46.520'W

French steamer, 844T, sank 1887, popular dive, peanuts hides oil

St Aldhelm's Ledge

reef

Purbeck

10-55m!

-1 HW Dover +6 NEAP

50°34.030'N 02°03.550'W

20m cliff, dangerous overfalls, anemones large-lobsters

St Dunstan

wreck

Lyme

19-27m

OK anytime

50°38.270'N 02°41.930'W

Bucket dredger, 60m, sank 1917, upside down/twisted, engine room open, viz good, great dive

Stryn

wreck

Tor Bay

30-40m

OK all but -4..6 HW Devonport Springs

51°25.000'N 03°23.000'W

GB, 2.1KT, 86m, 1901-1918, port side, ballast

U-1195

wreck

SE IoW

26-30m

-1 HW Dover +5

50°33.280'N 00°56.005'W

German sub, 61m, sunk 1945, 45deg to starb'd, bows NE to SW, often good viz

UB74

wreck

Lyme

34m

-3 HW Portland +4..5

50°31.800'N 02°33.180'W

German sub, 670T, 55m, sunk 1918, near Frognor, heavily salvaged but good dive

Ursa

wreck

Babbacombe

30m

-1..2 HW Devonport +4..6

50°33.170'N 03°07.830'W

Swedish steamer, 1.7KT, sunk 1918, little dived- enigma

Valentine Tank (Inverted)

wreck

Poole

15m

-1 HW Devonport +5

50°39.490'N 01°53.310'W

Inverted amphibian tank, poor viz (HW neaps best), turret lying off front

Valentine Tank (Upright)

wreck

Poole

15m

-1 HW Devonport +5

50°39.400'N 01°53.350'W

Intact, upright amphibian tank, poor viz (HW neaps best)

Waldrons

reef

Littlehampton

25m

-1 HW Dover +6

50°45.000'N 00°38.000'W

Massive sandstone boulders, caves, shingle bed, lobster & crab

Wapello

wreck

SE IoW

25m

-1 HW Dover +5

50°31.880'N 01°01.120'W

Oiler, 5.6KT, 121m, sunk 1917, near Camberwell, benzine

War Helmet

wreck

Littlehampton

23m

-1..2 HW Dover +5..6

50°39.379'N 00°36.594'W

GB WW1 liberty ship, 8.2KT, 138m, 1917-1918, bow NW to SE, stern broken, 3 boilers & engine room, ballast

Witte Zee

wreck

SW IoW

26-32m

-0..1 HW Portsmouth +5

50°35.830'N 01°28.400'W

Dutch ocean going tug, 328T, 37m, 1943-1964, bow N to S,

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