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Location: Strangford Lough (Scotland & Northern Ireland)
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Generally would recommend checking out www.irishwrecksonline.net for information regarding positions, tides, wreck details and some photos.Would recommend a dry-suit as water temp during summer can easily be around 11 degrees (semi-dry would be sufficient for shore dives). There are two good wrecks accessible to the experienced amature diver from the shore, M.Y Alastor, a huge private yacht once owned by the famous Sir Thomas Sopwith (designer of the Sopwith Camel aircraft) at 23m and S.V. Zarina (The Pinns) a timber hulled ship with a copper sheathed hull, sunk around 1700's at 12m. There are plenty of more adventous sites in and around the Lough however a rib and local knowledge of the tretrous tides are needed. One such dive would be the 'Drop off' a wall descending from 6m to approximately 64m, full of marine life. And another wreck would be SS Empire Tana (Lee's Wreck) which breaks the surface at low tide.

Out of the Lough mouth there are a number of wrecks of various shapes and sizes, close to shore in depths ranging from 12m-50m, some sunk from German submarines during both world wars.

Travelling around Northern Ireland is very easy and due to the size of the country nowhere is more than an hour and a halfs drive away. Road access around the Lough is fairly good, equipment and boat spaces can be hired but this is rather limited, with only one or two places offering this service, I would recommend checking yellow pages or internet before you go.

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