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FreeDiving Days Sailing Ship Special

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Departing from Mylor Yacht Harbour, near Falmouth, at 10:00, the boat heads east. Arriving at our first site, the sailing vessel (sv) Hera Wreck (18m high water springs, 13m low water springs) around 10:30. The wreck was a steel four masted sailing barque, that sank in 1914 after hitting the Whelps rocks off of Gull Rock, a small island. A shot line will be dropped on the shallowest part of the wreck, a large frame work which is the remains of the bow. The top of this framework is around 4m off of the seabed, making the top as shallow as 9m at low water. read more →

FreeDiving Day Southern Wrecks

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Departing from Mylor Yacht Harbour, near Falmouth, at 10:00, the boat heads south. Arriving at our first site, the steam ship (ss) Volnay Wreck (22m high water springs, 17m low water springs) around 10:30. The wreck was a WWI merchant vessel, it hit a mine in 1917, then attempted to beach at Porthallow but foundered. A shot line will be dropped on the shallowest part of the wreck, the ships boilers. The top of the boilers are around 4m off of the seabed, making the top as shallow as 13m at low water. read more →

Bay of Panama Wreck

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The 89m long, 2300 ton Bay of Panama was on route from Calcutta to Dundee when she got caught in an almighty storm. The four masted steel sailing ship was dashed against the Rocks on 10/03/1891, near Near Head.

It now lies well broken in the shallows covered in sand and kelp for most of the year. When it is exposed it is a surreal sight, it can look like it has just sunk after the metal has been sand blasted. The wreck has partially buried itself so you can end up diving under the sea bed. Lying between 3-8m in depth it is suitable for all levels of divers.

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