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Alternative Names: The pins

Type of Dive: Shore wreck dive in Ballyhenry Bay, Strangford Lough.

Wreck Information: The Zarina is sitting upright on a sloping bottom with only the lower part of the hull showing, its sheathed in brass, and the planking is held together with 600mm brass pins, 12mm Dia but most of the pins have been removed.

Suggested Experience: Novice with a guide

Travel directions: From the Portaferry pier head north for 1.2 miles on the Lough shore road.

Parking directions: Park at the side of the road as in the picture below.

Zarina parking

Lat & Long:  54.389784, -5.567974  54 23.35 North 05 33.50 West  Google

Tides: Tide tables  best dived slack water which is approximately 2hrs after Belfast HW

Depth:  12m

Site entry/exit: Simple entry/exit over a small seawall protected by rocks and onto a small stone beach as in the picture below.

Zarina entry/exit

Underwater directions:  From the shore fin out to the buoy and drop onto the wreck.

Air & Nitrox:  DV Diving

Site Hazards:  Current if straying further from the wreck and when the tide has turned after LW there can be a dangerous current which can make it difficult to
get back to the shore.

Nearest Public phone:  Portaferry

Mobile Network service: Contact me

Accommodation: Portaferry

Other comments: 

Pub: Portaferry

Cafe: None close to here so take everything you need.

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Created by:  Connor McGrath

Date:  22/7/18

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