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Epsilon

I've dived this wreck three times now, the first time the vis. was quite poor and we stuck close to the boilers as the rest of the wreck is quite diffuse and difficult to follow. I enjoyed the first dive but it was nothing special, another broken wreck with boilers and resident conger.

The second time I dived it the underwater visibility, 6-8m, almost exceeded that on the surface (fog). For obvious reasons I wanted to return to the buoy and so reeled off the shot. We had a quick rummage around the boilers with their resident conger then headed off to the bow. The hull plating was nowhere to be seen, presumably fallen off and buried in the sand but the ribs were there sticking out of the sea bed like the rib cage of some long extinct dinosaur. At the bow we found the anchor tube, large clumps of dead men's fingers, pollack, wrasse, and masses of brittle stars.

We then returned to the shot and continued aft. Passing more ribs, and a few plates, until we came to the stern section, which consisted of some more substantial plates sheltering a small shoal of bib and a beautiful male cuckoo wrasse.

Bottom time over it was back to the shot, up to the "Celtic Cat" and hot drinks. A great dive well worth repeating.

Thanks to my Buddies Max and Paul and particularly to Mike and all at Porthkerris divers for a great days diving.

The third time we dived her we had great vis. and the marine life was incredible. Our thanks this time to Gary at Dive Action.


Bib Under plates at the stern.

A small conger in the boilers.

A Goldsinney seeks shelter in the boilers.

A worm again on the boilers

Dead mend fingers

 

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