Join other historic wreck enthusiasts for a 'dive with a purpose' on the protected wreck at Thorness Bay. Wreck licensee Gary McGinty will share his research with participating divers and give them an understanding of what they will see on the seabed.

The Thorness Bay wreck is the remains of a mid to late 19th century sailing ship located in 21 metres of water off the coast of the Isle of Wight. It is protected under the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973 and divers can only access it with a licensee.

A dive trail was created on this wreck site in 2018. See more about the dive trail here.

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:

We'll meet at 10:30 to leave by 11:00. Dive Thorness Bay Wreck (21m) on LW slack around 1230/1300. 

Second dive on unidentified wooden wreckage and anchor in Colwell Bay (5m).

Exact timetable will be released on month prior to the event

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