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Dive Site: The Duke

Location: 50°29.50N; 00°26.03W

Description: 3099 ton iron steamer

Length: 130 metres (425 feet)

Depth: 60 metres (200 feet)

Visibility: 10 metres (30 feet)

Rating: *****

The Duke is a large, four-masted steamer that was built in 1874. It sank in 1889 after colliding with sailing ship Vandalia. All forty seven of the crew died. It is an amazing dive and has to be one of the best UK wreck dives. The wreckage lies upright on the seafloor with the masts lying across it. The holds are still full crockery such as plates, bowls, cups and saucers, as well as iron rails. Because of the depth it is quite dark diving on the Duke, but the visibility is usually good. Marine life includes ling, and some huge lobsters. Launch is best from Brighton or Littlehampton.

Rik Vercoe, BSAC Advanced Instructor



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