Photo courteousy of Paul Naylor from his
The Rock Island Bridge was an
American registered steamship holed in a collision off the Lizard
and towed into the mouth of the Helford for repair. This proving to
be impossible she was salvaged and then flattened by explosives (reference)..
Today she lies in app. 12m of water, on sand and a real haven for
marine life. A pleasant shallow dive, but watch out for boat
Look out for the bib under the plates, conger in the box sections
and splendid ballen wrasse all over. The wreck is small so don't
forget the surrounding sand which is home to cuttlefish, rays, tube
worms, dragonets and quite a few crabs under the scattered wreckage.
The rock Island bridge is a
haven for marine life.
Thanks to my buddy Simon and especially to Gary Fox of
for the information and a good days diving!
* Vigilant boat cover is essential, as are delayed SMB's as
surface traffic, including silent yachts is prolific. Don't rely on
the 'A' flag, be ready to get in there.