Type of Dive: Rocks & gully's Wreckage.
Suggested experience: Trainee, A 10 Litre cylinder is enough here as its very shallow and you have a long walk from the car to the water.
Travel directions: Take the A19 toward Morpeth/A1, A186 heading to Earsdon/Whitley Bay, Blyth, St. Mary's Island
Parking directions: At the causway on the right. ( Pay and display ) See Google drive across the causeway, drop of all your gear & then return your car to the car park.
Distance from Newcastle: 10 miles 30 mins
Lat & Long: 55.072397 -1.448704
Tides: Tide tables
Site entry/exit: From the car you walk across a causeway Google which is only slightly covered at HW and you head up the steps between the building and down onto the rocks.
Underwater directions: The north of the Island is best for diving but there is a wreck called the The Gothenberg City which lies to the north west and the Janet clark which lies to the north east of the island in 9m.
Site Hazards: Low viz after bad weather.
Nearest Public phone:
Mobile Network service:
Other comments: St. Mary's Island is a voluntary marine reserve. For best diving conditions you need about five days of low south west winds. There are a few shipwrecks here including the Lovely Nelly, Gothenburg City, California, Janet Clark and the Confidence. The Janet Clark lies in shallow water at the north-eastern tip of the island’s rocks, you can easily find her propeller still fixed to the shaft, pointing seaward. Her huge boiler and a second prop can be found lying inside the wreckage closer to shore.
Created By: Finstrokes
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