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Underwater Attractions





IN-SHORE COASTER
WHEELHOUSES


DIVING FACTS
MIN DEPTH:
16 metres / 22 metres
MAX DEPTH:
20 metres / 24 metres
BUOY #
3 / 26
BEST BITS:
  • Easy penetration
HAZARDS:
  • Overhead environment
  • Loss of visibility
  • Entanglement
  • Disorientation
  • Depth
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COMPASS BEARINGS
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Vobster Quay is home to not one but two Wheelhouses - the bridge sections of former coasters. Originally used to ferry goods between one place and another, these shallow-hulled in-shore vessels were real workhorses in their day.

Sitting just a few fin kicks from the Jacquin II (buoy #6) is the first of our Wheelhouses (buoy #3). Lying in just 19 metres of water, those with overhead training will relish the opportunity to penetrate the structure via doorways on either side of the wreck. Entering the Wheelhouse 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 Wheelhouse 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 Wheelhouse you'll find a raised level which can be dropped onto without reducing visibility.

For divers happy to venture a little deeper, our second Wheelhouse (buoy #26) can be found at a depth of 24 metres not far out from the helicopter. Like it's shallow brethen, this Wheelhouse can be penetrated but we'd recommend that you take care - it's definitely more of a squeeze!

You'd be forgiven for feeling not entirely alone near the second Wheelhouse as dotted around it are a cluster of our more unusual dive attractions - fairground Jesters. These brightly-coloured statues measure over 7 foot tall and have eyes that seem to follow you. Rumours of them moving of their own accord are greatly exaggerated...
SAFETY FIRST: Only very experienced divers with overhead environment training should enter this dive attraction. Movement inside is restricted and the cold, darkness and depth can be very disorientating. If in doubt, DO NOT ENTER!




SURFACE WATER TEMPERATURE
10.0°C
RECORDED ON:
22-11-2018    12:23













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