The ship is still reasonably intact and there is a route between the keel and the rock face at about 27 metres. The shallow lagoon area, with its sandy bottom and interesting marine life, makes a good training site for inexperienced divers. Skip to primary content. On her trip down the west coast of Scotland under the command of Captain Wallace she travelled down the Sound of Mull, the narrow dangerous strip of water between the Isle of Mull and the mainland. Ardtornish Point; Glen Carradale: Nitrox and trimix fills are blended to suit your diving requirements by trained gas blenders, so you get the perfect mix…. After excavation the remainder of the site has been protected by a layer of sandbags, restoring the natural underwater topography, but a scatter of cannon are still visible on the surface.
Another broken bulkhead allows easy access between the holds without having to venture above deck. Background Colour Default Contrast. Unattributed pictures on this site are the copyright of the photographer. Alternatively, going round the bow to the starboard side brings you to a much larger hole into the same part of the wreck. A dive on the John Preston Wall. The wreck is heavily encrusted with plentiful fish life.
It was quickly clear that she was doomed to sink and become a total loss. Since Lochaline Dive Centre has been active in developing and using advanced marine geophysical techniques to locate and survey wreck sites. After excavation the remainder of the site has been protected by a layer of sandbags, restoring the natural underwater topography, but a scatter of cannon are still visible on the surface.
SS Thesis – Wikipedia
Anchor can be found 6 metres off perpendicular to the port side of the wreck, level with bow. This course is still mulp every summer by the dive centre; see our NAS Scotland link for further details. The wreck is easy to locate by echosounder. It was not long before his ship slid off the reef and sank in deep water. Wrecked in while carrying a cargo of coal, the steel steamship Shuna, built in Holland net tonneswas discovered inand lies intact and upright in 30 metres 16 metres wteck the deck.
The Thesis now lies heeled to port in a scatter of debris with her bows at the foot of a rocky slope leading to the shore; the depth at the deck varies between 12m at the bow and 30m at the stern. In early October,she left Middlesbrough carrying thseis cargo of pig-iron for her home port of Belfast.
Dive sites & diving in the Sound of Mull
Swim down the starboard side of the interior and swim-through into the second hold. The wreck of the Welsh schooner John Prestonbuilt in in North Wales, lies on a ledge in metres of water. This work is aimed at benefitting the diving community, in helping you visualise and understand complex wreck sites. Further research is aimed to refine the current picture of the wreck, to establish a means of interpretation, and to investigate the rate of deterioration.
Survey operations since have concentrated on drawing a deck plan, two longitudinal baselines being initially set up forward of the superstructure. The Thesis virtual tour The Duart Point site This wreck of a small warship lost in lies against the rocks beneath Duart Castle and has recently been investigated by professional underwater archaeologists.
Please note that this is a working pier, and is also enjoyed by rod and line fishermen — beware of entanglement in old lines. Lies at right angles to the shore, with her bow in 12 metres and her stern in metres. The ton Thesis was ft long with a beam of 25ft, and drew nearly 18ft. Alternatively, going round the bow to the starboard side brings you to a much larger hole into the same part of the wreck.
This diving -related article is a stub. Unattributed pictures on this site are the copyright of the photographer. Much of the hull plating on the forward holds has been lost and some deck plating has also collapsed. With hull plates missing from either side, the current can really whistle through here. Lochaline Hotel Beach The sandy beach in front of the hotel shelves gradually off onto a steep wall, offering contrasting environments and consequently a diverse range of life all in one dive.
The details of this dive site are prepared from many sources of information and may not be fully accurate, although are believed to be reasonably close by the author. Shuna A dive on the SS Shuna Wrecked in while carrying a cargo of coal, the steel steamship Shuna, built in Holland net tonneswas discovered inand lies intact and upright in 30 metres 16 metres to the deck.
This suggests that the stern of the vessel is trapping sediment moving SE on ebb tides. Entry to the water is easiest at high tide. Often a productive scallop dive where gravel and mud lie on the flat gradual seabed gradients of the inner bay.
SC Maritime photographs: Additional surveys were carried out planning the remaining hull plates on the forward section of the ship. However, comparison of specific measurements from sidescan imagery and diver survey reveals a degree of discrepancy. The sidescan imagery indicates areas of exposed reef adjacent to the starboard quarter and at the bow.
A good shallow dive or wreck dive for novices, lying in a reasonably sheltered position.