A short surface swim out from the quayside, the Jacquin II makes a perfect first dive of the day for those who want to stay within the 18 metre depth range.
Lying just a short distance from the shallow wheel house, divers can visit both attractions in a single dive with ease. Once you hit your minimum air limit, make a leisurely ascent back to the quayside by heading due south. Alternatively, the wreck has two shot lines tied off onto hand rails on the bow and stern, allowing easy ascent and descent for those still finding their way around the quarry.
Penetration is possible on the Jacquin II but we recommend less experienced divers stay outside - the depth, limited visibility and cold water can be disorientating. For divers with the neccessary skills and experience to venture inside, though, you'll find a hole in the roof that provides easy access to the inside of the wheel house. Please don't be tempted to venture any further than this - it's really not recommended and there's not a lot to see past this point.
Whilst it's right on the edge of the depth limit of Open Water divers, we're hoping it's presence will provide new divers with an incentive to further their training - we'd recommend a PADI Advanced Open Water
as a minimum level. Feeling even more adventurous? A PADI Wreck Diver
Specialty will give you the skills and knowledge to safely explore the wreck's interior.