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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

Depth:  10m

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.

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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


Air & Nitrox fills:      Deep blue

Date:     21/11/10

Revision:  1

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