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Churchill Barrier 2

Alternative Names:  None

Type of Dive: Churchill Barrier 2 is a great shore dive on the Churchill barrier block ships

Suggested Experience: Novice with an Instructor.

Travel directions:  On the road between Kirkwall and Burray, on the Weddell Sound  between Glims Holm and Lamb Holm

Parking directions: As most of the wrecks are on the north of the barrier its best to park on Lamb Holm as in the picture below.

Churchill Barrier 2 parking

Lat & Long: 58.870833, -2.914528  Google

Tides: Tide tables  Best dived at High tide.

Depth: 1 - 10m

Site entry/exit: Entry/exit for the MV Lycia, SS Teeswood, SS Elton, SS Reinfeld, SS LLsenstein, SS Almeria, SS Emerald Wings, FC pontoon, Argyle,

The SS Rosewood is on the other side of the barrier.

Churchill Barrier 2 entry/exit

Underwater directions: The first wreck you come too in the shallows which is hard to miss is the SS Teeswood lying east/west in 1-8m parts are visible at low tide. The next wreck is the MV Lycia which is west of the SS Teeswood, The MV Lycia is in 3m and seems to be part of the barrier. Then head for the SS LLsenstein which is in 5-7m in the middle of the channel 200m to the south of the MV Lycia parts are visible at low tide. The next wreck you come to is the SS Almeria in 8m which is one of the most intact blockships, the stern the SS Almeria intermingles with the remains of the SS Ilsenstein and the SS Emerald Wings so is easy to find. The SS Emerald Wings so is very easy to find as the mast and winches can be seen from the shore.

Air & Nitrox: Scapa scuba

Site Hazards:

Nearest Public phone: None close to here.

Mobile Network service: Contact me

Accommodation: 

Other comments: There are eleven wrecks at the barrier, ten on the east side, the MV Lycia, SS Teeswood, SS Elton, SS Reinfeld, SS LLsenstein, SS Almeria, SS Emerald Wings, FC pontoon, Argyle, and one on the west is the SS Rosewood. 

Pub: The Ferry Inn  The Stromness Hotel

Cafe: Julia's Cafe Bistro

Version: 1

Thanks To: Scapa flow historical wreck site

Links: Churchill barrier 3

Created by: John Nicolson

Date: 2/10/18

Surface Photos: John Nicolson

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Underwater Photos:   Contact me

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Dive sitemap: John Nicolson The red spot is the SS Teeswood,  Green spot MY Lycia,  Black spot SS Elton,  Yellow spot SS Reinsfield,  Blue spot, SS Almeria  Purple spot SS LLsenstein,  Orange spot SS Emerald Wings,  White spot FC pontoon,  Brown spot Argyle,  Grey spot SS Rosewood.

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