We are lucky to have many wrecks and reefs off the Sussex coast that are accessible to all grades of divers – from shallow, easy dives for trainees to deeper or more challenging dives for more experienced advanced divers. Thanks to having our own Club RIB with powerful dual outboards, we can easily range over a 10 mile radius from our base at Shoreham By Sea, and can also tow the boat on a trailer down to Newhaven, Selsey, Hayling Island or elsewhere to visit dive sites that our further away.
Most wrecks are from the First World War and are fun to explore, giving a privileged insight into history as well as supporting a huge variety of marine life. See the video below of us diving one of our favourite wrecks, the Pentyrch, which was sunk in 1918. Some of our local wrecks are well broken up, while others are still relatively intact, and all make for an interesting dive.
We also have a diversity of reef and seabed sites nearby that are excellent for marine life. These include several nearby Marine Conservation Zones, as well are our local ‘chalk ledges’, that are home to a rich diversity of marine life and are found nowhere else in the UK. Fish life is abundant from shoals of bib and pollock to cheeky tompot bennies and of course our famous congers, and there is tons of ‘squidgy’ stuff for those interested in marine life; the harder you look the more you see!