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Diving Stoney Cove, England Inland Dive Site
Dive Site: The Bus
Depth: 19 to 21 metres (63 feet)
Rating: See Stoney Cove overview
Location: From the Bus Stop entry take a 210 degree bearing and expect around a 10 minute slow swim. If you want to visit the Viscount on the way out take a 165 degree bearing to the cockpit and then a 220 bearing on towards the bus, dropping down the rock face to 20 metres shortly after leaving the Viscount.
From the Slipway entry take a 255 degree bearing and expect a 15 minute slow swim.
The Bus is a good place to visit on route to the Stanegarth - take a 125 degree bearing from the driver's side of the bus to reach the Stanegarth. Alternatively a 170 degree bearing from the bus will take you to the Wessex, where air allowing you could make a short swim east along the base of the 20 metre rock wall and see the Bedford Van before heading back to the Slipway on a 30 degree bearing or to the Bus Stop on a 345 degree bearing.
History & Description: The Bus is a single deck passenger vehicle now missing much of its roof at the front section and the entire interior passenger seating. Sitting upright on the flat quarry floor at 20 metres, all of the glass has also been removed. It is easily possible to swim into and through the bus with easy exit through anyone of its numerous windows or indeed the passenger or driver's door.
Rik Vercoe, BSAC Advanced Instructor
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