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Hinchcliffe Books

Wrecks and Reefs of Southeast Scotland

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This is a diving guide with all that one expects in full colour throughout with photographs and maps. It is logically set out and provides key information for those proposing to dive any of the 100 recorded dives in this area; Burnt Island, North Berwick, Isle of May, Dunbar, St Abbs and Eyemouth.

From Leith Docks the river widens forming a huge estuary filled with volcanic islands and submerged pinnacles that are blasted by fierce tidal streams, providing an opportunity for some fantastic scenic diving. This is also the final resting place of hundreds of shipwrecks, many of which are of especial historical importance. For the diver there is so much to explore in these new and exciting deeper wrecks that have the added attraction of being little known. These wrecks include an aircraft carrier, a German light cruiser that saw action at the Battle of Jutland, aircraft and even steam-powered submarines are all there waiting to be dived. Unlike the well-documented and dived River Clyde wrecks on the west coast, or those in the English Channel, these in the Firth of Forth are rarely mentioned – although many lie within a 20-mile radius of Edinburgh.

The author has dived all the 100 sites and wrecks in the book and as a professional underwater photographer has provided truly atmospheric images that capture the special identity of these East coast wrecks and reefs. As well as his detailed knowledge of the sites, the author has also given his recommendations for dive sites, including their GPS positions, safety, and skill level required. Practical information such as dive centres, dive boats, accommodation and onshore activities is also included.

This guide will help divers select the best dives to suit local weather conditions and to find the best scenic sites. It includes all the new and exciting dive sites recently found in areas such as Burntisland, North Berwick, Dunbar, St. Abbs and Eyemouth and information on how best to dive them.

About the author: Mike Clark is a British Sub Aqua Club Advanced Diver and Instructor, a professional underwater photographer and journalist with articles in Diver, Dive and Sport Diver.

192 pages
240 × 170mm
Softback

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