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Spider crab on the Unidentified Dredger, Portland Harbour, UK diving - courtesy of Richard Welch
Unidentified Dredger, Portland Harbour, UK diving - courtesy of Richard Welch

Scuba Diving South Coast England, UK, Europe

Dive Site: Unidentified Dredger

Location: 50°34.03N; 02°25.45W (Portland Harbour)

Description: Wreck

Depth: 10 metres (30 feet)

Visibility: 3 - 6 metres (10 - 20 feet)

Rating: ***

The wreckage of the Unidentified Dredger lies on the outside slope of the inner breakwater of Portland Harbour 50°34.03N; 02°25.45W in an area known as Balaclava Bay. The dredger is well broken and lies around 10m almost at the foot of the breakwater. Fish life can be found all around this site both within the wreckage and amongst the rocks.

Photos can be found at www.richards-world.co.uk

Richard Welch, PADI AOW

This is a very good dive site if you have not dived a wreck before, this was my very first wreck.


Wow! I just got home after diving Portland Harbour on the first weekend of May 2008. The viz was great on the Dredger and there were plenty of crabs all around. I'd reccommend it to anyone!

Gergo Csallo, PADI AOW

This was my first dive of the season and it was so good. Lots of sea life in and around the wreck but also in the breakwater too. Very enjoyable.

Kelly-Jane Fletcher, BSAC Ocean Diver | 14/04/2009

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