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Eastbourne, August 2012

Submitted by admin on Fri, 08/24/2012 - 15:33
Dive flag

I booked on a Dive 125 individuals weekend. For a change, the weather was actually quite nice. Saturday's wreck was a new one for me, the Hoheweg. This is a relatively recent wreck which sank in 1955 as the result of a collision. It sits nicely upright in 38m and was an interesting dive. There are several places you could get inside her, including in what was apparently the coal bunker as there is still coal on the bottom. There were also a couple of nice holes to swim through at the bow and stern.

Eastbourne, March 2012

Submitted by admin on Mon, 03/12/2012 - 13:37
Our W

I got an email from Dave saying that there was space on Dive 125 to do the War Monarch on 11th March. Load time was a thoroughly respectable 10:45, so I decided I was in. The name was unfamiliar to me, but I had dived it before. For a long time, the wreck had been thought to be the Rydal Hall, but in August 2011, Dave and Sylvia discovered the letters "WAR MON" on the bow, identifying it once and for all. The Rydal Hall is thought to be the unknown wreck a bit further out, but it's in the shipping lanes.

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