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Alternative Names: The pins

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

Wreck Information: The SV Zarina was a 3 masted barque and is sitting upright on a sloping bottom with only the lower part of the hull showing, its sheathed in copper and the planking is held together with 600mm long x 12mm Dia brass pins but most of the pins have been removed.

Zarina pin

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    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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Links:  QUBSAC

Created by:  Connor McGrath

Date:  22/7/18

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