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Countess of Erne

This dive site is home to a historic paddle steamer that was built in the late 1800s. In its final years, it was repurposed as a barge to transport coal to the battleships docked in the harbor. Unfortunately, in 1935, it was forcefully detached from its moorings and has since become a fascinating wreck resting against the breakwater wall.

Situated on a silty seabed, this dive offers a maximum depth of 16 meters. The wreck remains upright and its empty holds provide an opportunity for divers to swim in and out of them. It serves as an excellent training site for divers of all levels or simply as a site to explore and discover.

Located in the United Kingdom, specifically in Portland, Castletown, Dorset, this dive site showcases a visibility of 5 meters and a maximum depth of 13 meters. It is particularly suitable for beginner divers who are looking to gain experience in an intriguing and historically significant underwater environment.

Plan your dive to this captivating wreck and immerse yourself in the rich maritime heritage of the United Kingdom.

Last updated: 8 mo. ago - Oct 3, 2023

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