Join other historic wreck enthusiasts for a 'dive with a purpose' on the protected wreck at the Needles, Isle of Wight. We will be joined by archaeologists from the Maritime Archaeology Trust who have been researching the Needles wreck site for many years.

The shipwreck site identified at The Needles (3-10m depth) contains the remains of two wrecks, thought to be HMS Assurance and the stern part of Pomone. The wreck sites were designated under the Protection of Wrecks Act on 4 April 1974 and are only accessible to divers with the licensee. The majority of finds recovered from this double wreck site are thought to be from Pomone.

It is possible that another wreck site, identified in Alum Bay, could be the bow end of Pomone. The wreck site was identified by an Isle of Wight resident, Derek Williams, who became the first licensee.

We will be joined by archaeologists from the Maritime Archaeology Trust who have been researching the Needles wreck site for many years. See their website for more information

Please note that minimum dive qualifications apply. Divers need to be at least BSAC Sport Diver or PADI Rescue Diver with recently logged dives in the 30 meter range. Divers will ideally use a twin set or pony bottle set up, re-breathers are also welcome.

Diving will be from Wight Spirit: http://wightspirit.co.uk/boat/

Morning - Dive the Needles Protected Wreck (3-10 metres) with Yarmouth Roads Wreck as a bad weather back-up. 

Afternoon - The LW slack is around 14.00, but we could dive Alum Bay (site of the inshore part of Pomone or another unidentified wooden wreck).

Exact timetable will be released on month prior to the event

NAS members will earn 5 credits towards their NAS Certificate or Award.