Ramsgate, Wrecks and Sites

Rather than reproduce the whole of our hydrographic survey information our aim here is describe a few of the our favourites
 

Tina Primo

Filleigh

'The Rock'

Steam Barge

Light Ship

Cerne

Duiviland

 

Tina Primo
This is very large WW2 lies in 45-50m with the highest point being 38m.

She’s broken into 3 main sections with the best area being the main accommodation and engine room mid ships which is upright and allows 3 separate deck areas to be explored

The Bow and stern are each linked to the acommodation by debris and well worth a dive in themselves

I’ve always though of this one as a ‘friendly’ wreck and one of our group confirmed identity by the bow bell ‘Weigand’ which is her first name (the other are Elias G Gulucundis, Tenterden, Valsole and Argentina so there may be others still to find)

This site can also be reached from Dover

 

Filleigh

Another huge wreck standing upright up to 40m from a 50m+ seabed this wreck was carrying general cargo.

The highest point is the bridge steering helm which is still attached by its shaft and anyone ‘swinging’ on this are asked to consider any diver who may be below in the accommodation area at the time !

She is subject to heavy silting and I consider her much less ‘friendly’ than the Tina Primo

This site can also be reached from Dover

 

‘The Rock’

This is one for the mystery fans and ‘adrenaline divers’ (or the more sensible on a Trimix). All I can say is it not a rock as the hydrographic office believe but a HUGE upside-down bow section from 28m to the overhung chalk seabed at 52m

What was she? And where is the rest of this vessel?

 

Steam Barge

A small and intact wreck in 42m of a coastal steam barge which is a real haven for fish and can be explored in a single dive without too much decompression penalty

 

Light Ship

One of the Goodwin light ships now resting on her side in 50m, another small but fascinating dive

 

Cerne

Do you believe 42m dive in the outer reaches of the Thames Estuary and 40m of vis ? well that’s what we had on our trip in 2001, an upright wreck that does not appear to have been swept identified by the ships crockery (and not the wreck the hydrographic office thought it was)

One of my most memorable experience was decompressing at 6m on this wreck to suddenly be passed by 1000’s of small swimming crabs, this went on for about 5 minutes then we were alone again (if I wasn’t at 6m I’d have suspected narcosis)

 

Duiviland

A large Dutch cargo ship upright in 42m with the decks at 35m, care is needed as she is subject to silting with more dives needed to explore the whole of the ship and cargo

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