Glen Strathallan Dive Site Review

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Posted September 25, 2012 by admin in

Date Visited: 24/04/2010
 
 

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Great for beginners and novices, plenty to see both fish and wreck
 

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Can get busy with boats, so use an smb
 

I need to start this by saying, my only dive here was for my night dive on my PADI Advanced Open Water course, so not only do I not really remember alot about the actual site, but it was marred by some idiot who liked to kick me in the face with his fins. The […]

Rating

Underwater Attractions
65%


Water Visibility
65%


Site Facilities
0%


Price
100%


Total Score
58%


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I need to start this by saying, my only dive here was for my night dive on my PADI Advanced Open Water course, so not only do I not really remember alot about the actual site, but it was marred by some idiot who liked to kick me in the face with his fins.
The Glen Strathallan wreck lies just off the coast of Plymouth, it was built in 1928 and was originally a trawler, that was turned into a pirate yacht (oo arrrgh) She also served in the Royal Navy in WW2.
The fun part to her story is that in 1970, she was ‘scuttled’ just off the Shagstone in Plymouth sound, to be used as a diver training site, however as the water was only 16m deep, she was soon found to be obstructing the way for other boats and was causing some hassle.
Her engine can be found in the Science Museum (apparently)
Although the wreck is now considered broken, there is still plenty to be seen down there including the intact boiler which is home to a number of conger eels. You might also see Wrasse, Bib and Pollack amongst other marine life. There are even rumours of octopus being spotted down there!
You usually get great visibility down there and the currents tend not to bother you too much. You may run into a few other divers as it’s a popular dive site for experienced and novice divers alike. There is plenty to see scattered on the sea bed as well as the larger boilers.
Img thanks to http://photosub.co.uk/?cat=5


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