The 482M & Battys Barge

In August 1990 as part of Gibraltars ongoing artificial reef program, these Royal Navy cable - laying barges were deliberately sunk. 

They are located no more than a 5 minutes swim from the shore of Camp Bay.

The 482M is situated in 16 meters of water and proudly sits upright on a flat sandy seabed. She is 30 meters long, 7 meters wide and stands 7 meters at her highest point. For the more adventurous this wreck can be explored from the inside too with several entry points and internal compartments.

Battys Barge is found nearby in 14 meters of water and also sits upright on a flat sandy seabed. She is 35 meters long, 9 meters wide and stands 6 meters at her highest point.

These two wrecks rest nicely beside one another and are usually both explored in the same dive, due to their close proximity and relatively shallow depth.


What can be found on the site:

  • Octopus

  • Cuttlefish

  • Conger and moray eels

  • Nudibranchs

  • Spider crabs and common lobster

  • Wide range of fish species

  • Great photo opportunities


Suitable for certified divers of all experience levels.



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