The Manacles
The Manacles Image This area of reef covering approximately one square mile has caused more loss of shipping than any other comparable reef on the entire south coast of Britain. Some 110 ships and over one thousand lives have been lost in this small area.

 

Located a distance of less than one mile from the launch site of Porthoustock beach, the Manacles, one of the best dive sites on the south coast of Cornwall, offers some of the most exciting diving in the country.

 
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The Manacles Image

Wrecks & Reefs

CZAR : Lost 22/01/1859 Depth : 12 - 18 metres.
Steamship carrying government stores, ammunition, uniforms, etc.

 

ACTIVE : Lost 04/01/1881 Depth : 30 metres.
Steamship carrying coal.

 

LADY DALHOUSIE : Lost 13/04/1884 Depth : 16 metres.
Schooner rigged steamer carrying ballast.

 

SUFFOLK : Lost 28/09/1886 Depth : 12 metres.
Square rigged steamer carrying cattle, flour and tobacco.

 

SPYRIDION VAGLIANO : Lost 08/02/1890 Depth : 18 metres.
Steamship carrying barley and maize.

 

BAY OF PANAMA : Lost 10/03/1891 Depth : 6 metres.
Full rigged sail ship carrying jute.

 

ANDOLA : Lost 29/01/1895 Depth : 8 metres.
Full rigged sail ship carrying wheat.

 

SS GRIP : Lost 01/02/1897 Depth : 6 metres.
Steamship carrying salt.

 

MOHEGAN : Lost 14/10/1898 Depth : 24 metres.
Steamship carrying general cargo.

 

SUEVIC : Lost 17/03/1907 Depth : 10 metres.
Steamship carrying meat, copper ingots and general cargo.

 

VERITAS : Lost 05/08/1907 Depth : 40 metres.
Steamship carrying pit props.

 

HANSY : Lost 03/11/1911 Depth : 6 metres.
Sailing Barque carrying timber and pig iron.

 

HELLOPES : Lost 21/12/1911 Depth : 34 metres.
Steamship carrying coal.

 

PINDOS : Lost 10/02/1912 Depth : 6 metres.
Sailing Barque carrying nitrate.

 

GUNVOR : Lost 05/04/1912 Depth : 12 metres.
Sailing Barque carrying nitrate.

 

CROMDALE : Lost 23/05/1913 Depth : 10 metres.
Sailing Barque carrying nitrate.

 

HERA : Lost 31/01/1914 Depth : 17 metres.
Sailing Barque carrying salt petre.

 

JUNO : Lost 03/07/1915 Depth : 15 metres.
Steamship carrying ballast.

 

EPSILON : Lost 31/01/1917 Depth : 25 metres.
Steamship carrying maize.

 

ILSTON : Lost 30/06/1917 Depth : 48 metres.
Steamship carrying railway components.

 

BELLUCIA : Lost 07/07/1917 Depth : 15 metres.
Steamship carrying wheat and flour.

 

CARMARTHEN : Lost 26/07/1917 Depth : 20 metres.
Steamship carrying ballast.

 

CAPE FINISTERRE : Lost 02/11/1917 Depth : 60 metres.
Steamship carrying steel ingots.

 

KROSFOND/CARMELINA : Lost 22/11/1917 Depth : 60 metres.
Steamship carrying coal.

 

VOLNAY : Lost 14/12/1917 Depth : 20 metres.
Steamship carrying government stores and ammunition.

 

SPITAL : Lost 15/01/1918 Depth : 60 metres.
Steamship carrying coal.

 

NG PETERSON : Lost 13/03/1918 Depth : 20 metres.
Steamship carrying iron ore.

 

IBIS : Lost 12/05/1918 Depth : 30 metres.
Steamship carrying iron ore.

 

DENISE : Lost 06/06/1918 Depth : 10 metres.
Tanker carrying coal.

 

ROCK ISLAND BRIDGE : Lost 22/03/1920 Depth : 10 metres.
Steamship.

 

ADOLF VINNEN : Lost 09/02/1923 Depth : 12 metres.
Schooner carrying ballast.

 

SS STANDWOOD : Lost 10/12/1939 Depth : 25 metres.
Steamship carrying coal.

 

RUBAAN : Lost 16/12/1939 Depth : 16 metres.
Schooner carrying ballast.

 

CARONI RIVER : Lost 20/01/1940 Depth : 25 metres.
Tanker carrying ballast.

 

LADY OF THE ISLES : Lost 03/10/1940 Depth : 48 metres.
Naval Auxiliary Vessel.

 

JERSEY QUEEN : Lost 06/10/1940 Depth : 56 metres.
Steamship carrying coal.

 

RINOVIA : Lost 02/11/1940 Depth : 56 metres.
Naval Auxiliary Vessel.

 

SEVRA : Lost 06/11/1940 Depth : 60 metres.
Naval Auxiliary Vessel.

 

LORD SNOWDON : Lost 13/04/1942 Depth : 60 metres.
Naval Auxiliary Vessel.

 

CITY OF GHENT : Lost 15/11/1955 Depth : 35 metres.
Motor Vessel carrying balast.

 

CITRINE : Lost 02/01/1956 Depth : 22 metres.
Motor Vessel carrying stone.

 
REEFS

 

RAGLAN : Depth : 6 - 40 metres.
Pinnacles of rock gradually descending in gullies and rock faces.

 

PENWIN : Depth : 4 - 50 metres.
Pinnacles of rock with sheer wall drop off's. Rudder off the Mohegan rest here.

 

VASE : Depth : 6 - 40 metres.
Beautiful scenic dive. Gullies and drop off's.

 

THE OLD WALL : Depth : 9 - 35 metres.
Large area of reef, rocks and pinnacles.

 

Plus Many More

ATTENTION ALL TECH. DIVERS!

We have over 100 deep wrecks in the 60 - 90 metre depth range.

The majority of which lie well within 10 miles offshore.

 
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