19-22 August 2022

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?
A chance to dive two of the UK’s protected wrecks in one day. Each day, the first dive will be on the luxury steamship turned Confederate gun runner Iona II (22m) followed by the pre-dreadnought battleship HMS Montagu (15m). 

Divers will receive a thorough dive and archaeological site briefing before each dive so that they will know what to look out for and will have an understanding of the underwater sites and their place in history. 

More on Iona II https://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/lundyisland/discovering-lundy/activities/diving/divesites/iona-ii-dive-trail/

More on HMS Montagu  - https://historicengland.org.uk/whats-new/news/hms-montagu-and-montagu-steps-granted-protection/ https://www.wessexarch.co.uk/news/hms-montagu

These Protected Wreck Days are part of the Lundy Festival and are supported by Historic England.

WHO’S IT FOR?
Divers who are interested in 'Diving for a Purpose' will enjoy this day out. NAS has run Protected Wreck Days on Holland 5 submarine and Normans’ Bay wreck out of Eastbourne and A1 submarine and HMS Invincible out of Portsmouth for many years. We’re happy to be adding two new wrecks to our repertoire to offer divers new experiences.

COSTS
The cost of two dives on the protected wrecks is £70 which includes boat charter, hot drinks, expert archaeological guides and explanation of the sites, and air fills. 

ONLINE BOOKING AVAILABLE SOON. Email [email protected] to be kept informed

DIVING DETAILS
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 20-25 meter range.

Divers must bring all their own equipment including DSMB and torch and their own gas supply for both dives. Free air refills will be possible at the end of the day at Ilfracombe dive club. Nitrox refills are available but advanced notice needs to be given.

DIVE VESSEL
The dive vessel will be Obession II a hard boat cat with dive lift, toilet, diver benches and unlimited hot drinks. https://www.lundydiving.co.uk/the-boats/

FOOD
Please bring your own snacks and lunch to keep you going throughout the day. Hot drinks and biscuits will be provided as well as extra water if needed.

WEATHER
In the days leading up to your Protected Wreck Day, the organisers and boat skipper will keep an eye on the weather and let you know of any cancellations or amendment to the plans. Any cancelled days will be rescheduled.

Five credits/day will be awarded to NAS members to go towards their NAS Certificate or Award.