Category: World Dives

Wreck Tour 162 The Aparima

Wreck Tour 162: The Aparima

The prolific U-boat UB40 holed this cargo steamer with its unusual engine configuration off the Dorset coast in 1917. JOHN LIDDIARD leads the dive, with

Wreck Tour 163 The Stanhope

Wreck Tour 163: The Stanhope

It’s always interesting to dive a recently discovered wreck, and this collision-victim from the dawn of the 20th century has plenty to commend it, says

Wreck Tour 164: The Poldown

Wreck Tour 164: The Poldown

This cargo vessel was in her 13th year when she hit a mine off north Cornwall. JOHN LIDDIARD makes the most of good vis, and

Wreck Tour 165 The UC42

Wreck Tour 165: The UC42

This example of a soon-to-be-obsolete German minelaying submarine was sunk off southern Ireland in 1917. It makes for an interesting wreck to negotiate on a

Wreck Tour 166: The Ailsa Craig

Wreck Tour 166: The Ailsa Craig

This classic British coaster torpedoed near the end of WW1 lies off the Dorset coast and provides plenty to interest JOHN LIDDIARD. Illustration by MAX

Wreck Tour: 167 The Scotia

Wreck Tour 167: The Scotia

This deep-lying bucket-dredger worked away through some 45 years of Victoria’s long reign but failed to outlive the Queen, sinking off south-eastern Scotland in the

Wreck Tour 171: The South Western

Wreck Tour 171: The South Western

After 44 years of cross-Channel service, this mail-boat finally succumbed to a U-boat’s torpedo towards the end of the Great War. JOHN LIDDIARD is our

Wreck Tour 172: The Newent

Wreck Tour 172: The Newent

Positively identified only recently, this Victorian collier sunk off the Sussex coast has not been much dived, says JOHN LIDDIARD, but beware possible poor vis.