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HMS Scyla

The sinking (photo Simon Burt).


HMS Scylla is England's first artificial reef,  she was type 21 frigate and was sank on 27th March 2004 after preparation by the Artificial Reef Consortium.

There can be little doubt that she will make an outstanding dive site once she has become colonised and that shouldn't be too long. When I last dived her in August 04 I noticed quite a bit of invertebrate life as well as small groups pollack.

She offers an paralleled opportunity to explore an intact wreck at relatively shallow depth, with plenty of nooks and crannies to explore and it will only get better.

A view from the Bridge.

Inside the Hanger

Underwater images copyright Peter Messenger

Many thanks to  Peter for allowing me to use his images on the site.






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