12-26m

Little Bay -Wrecks

Situated south of Camp Bay, a strip of concrete coastal defence has resulted in the creation of a small cove, aptly named Little Bay. It is historically known for being the location of a WW2 prisoner of war camp.

 

The first six meters of Little Bay are made up of a rocky slope, which gradually becomes a flat sandy bottom with scattered debris and four wrecks. All wrecks are generally done in one dive:

 

MV Panico

  • 17 meter white motor cruiser

  • Lies in 18 meters

  • Sunk deliberately  in 1993

  • Suitable for all certified divers

 

Admiral Rooke

  • 19 meters long Navy harbour patrol vessel 

  • Lies in 20 meters

  • Sunk deliberately in 1980s

  • Suitable for advanced divers and up

 

General Elliot

  • 30 meters long, sister ship to Admiral Rooke

  • Lies in 12 meters

  • Sunk deliberately in 2002

  • Suitable for all certified divers

 

The Dolphin 1 or M19

  • 21 meters long, ex-MOD lubricant carrying  barge

  • Lies in 26 meters

  • Sunk deliberately in 2003

  • Suitable for advanced divers and up

 

What can be found on the site:

  • Octopus

  • Cuttlefish

  • Conger and Moray eels

  • Nudibranchs

  • Spider crabs and common lobster

  • Wide range of fish species

 

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