Bay of Panama Wreck

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.

Bay of Panama

Bay of Panama today