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WHEEL HOUSE




Diving Facts
MIN DEPTH: 16 metres
MAX DEPTH: 20 metres
LOCATION: Central Quarry / East of Quayside
BEST BITS:
  • The wheel house interior
  • The roof area
HAZARDS:

  • Protruding metal
  • Overhead environment
  • Loss of visibility
  • Disorientation
  • Depth

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The wheel house can be penetrated via doorways on either side of the wreck...

The interior of the wheel house should only be entered by suitable trained divers...

The enclosed roof of the wheel house is a perfect place for diver training...
Sitting just a few fin kicks from the Jacquin II is another of Vobster's most popular dive attractions - the Wheel House. Lying in just 19 metres of water, the Wheel House will appeal to divers of all levels.

Those with overhead training will relish the opportunity to penetrate the structure via doorways on either side of the wreck. Entering the wheel house via the port (left) side door can be a bit of a squeeze so it's recommended that, if you do intent to poke around inside the wreck, you enter via the opposite starboard side.

The inside of the Wheel House is split into two levels with the lower level being open to the quarry floor. As a result, it's recommended that you stay mid water in order to minimise the chances of kicking up silt. Toward the front of the wheel house you'll find a raised level which can be dropped onto without reducing visibility.

Also worth checking out during your exploration of the wheel house is the roof of the structure complete with a small smoke stack. The roof of the wheel house offers an ideal platform for training and even features a hand rail to help you contain activities within the confines of the roof area. With a shot line tied off to its front, the Wheel House provides a unique location for diver training as well as being an intriguing dive attraction in itself.
SAFETY FIRST: Only to be entered by divers with overhead environment training. The wheel house interior is confined and visibility can be reduced substantially if the bottom is kicked up!




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03-10-2017   10:04

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