Just a reminder to everyone that I need final numbers for the Plymouth trip by 20th February 2016. If interested please let Scott or Trevor know. Places are restricted to 10-12 people and is on offer to all level of divers.
- Date 20th – 22nd May 2016
- Bed & Breakfast, 2 nights stay, 2 dives per day – £160.00
- Saturday – James Eagan Lane Wreck & Eddystone Reef
- Sunday – Glen Strathallen wreck & Shag Rock
Dives might have to change, dependant on the weather. Given numbers may try to fit in a shore dive on the Friday. Distance to B&B 300miles, 4.50-5.00hrs trip.
James Egan Layne:
James Eagan Layne is a massive wreck with many things to see. The skipper is likely to drop us off on the bow of the James Eagan Layne, as there is a buoy attached to it. You can easily descend down the line and will hit the top of the bow between 6m and 8m depth. You can drop into any of the holds from the top if you wish to have a quick look around – things to find are pickaxe handles, wheels for tractors and winch gear.
The wreck is in 16m of water between some reef ledges. All that is left of her now is her boiler which is home to Conger, Bib, Wrasse and Pollack, even Octopus. You can just about follow the outline of the hull by tracing the ribs and debris. Do not however let this put you off the dive. For novices and as a shakedown dive it is excellent. The visibility is usually very good, and currents present no problems.