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Diving Stoney Cove, England Inland Dive Site
Dive Site: Estate Car
Depth: 19 to 20 metres (60 feet)
Rating: See Stoney Cove overview
Location: The estate car is located very close to the wooden Cabin Cruiser on the south wall of the west corner. It is easiest to navigate here via the Cessna Plane wreck - From the Bus Stop entry take a 270 degree bearing and expect around a 20 minute slow swim. From the Slipway entry take a 275 degree bearing and expect a 20-25 minute swim (note: you will encounter a mid-water swim over the deeper area). From the Cessna a 230 degree bearing will take you to the wooden Cabin Cruiser after about 5 minutes of swimming and to the right of the Cabin Cruiser at the bottom of the slate slope is the Estate Car.
History & Description:
Like the Cessna and Cabin Cruiser, the Estate Car is less dived than many of the other features in Stoney Cove due to its distance from the entry points and its proximity in the west sliver of water. The result is generally better, less disturbed, visibility and significantly less divers. It’s unlikely many would choose to dive just this estate car wreck without the extra feature of the Cabin Cruiser near by and the Cessna Plane which can be visited either en route or on the return journey. The estate car wreck lies at the foot of the south slate wall and is little more than a shell with a rusted through roof. The engine and wheels are gone as is the interior. It’s possible to enter the vehicle, but there is nothing additional to gain by doing so.
Rik Vercoe, BSAC Advanced Instructor
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