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3D MODELS COURTESY OF MARCUS BLATCHFORD & SIMON BROWN
3D MODELS COURTESY OF
MARCUS BLATCHFORD
& SIMON BROWN
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DIVE ATTRACTION
Jacquin II Wreck
Photos copyright © Jason Brown
What diving trip would be complete without the obligatory dive on a sunken ship wreck! Whilst we can't promise you'll find sunken treasure within her hold, we're sure you'll find a dive on the Jacquin II to be an exhilerating experience!
Lying in just 20 metres of water with the top of the wreck at a depth of just over 16 metres, the Jacquin II is a 15 metre long wooden cabin cruiser that provides a perfect introduction to wreck diving for less experienced divers. The wreck offers a number of features worth investigating including the wheel house area which can be accessed via a hole in the roof. For us, though, the Jacquin's best feature has to be her beautiful bow - if you're lucky enough to be diving with a photographer buddy, don't miss the opportunity to snap off that classic Titanic 'riding the bow' shot! Cheesy? Yes. Cool? Who cares!

For divers not interested in exploring the inside of the wreck, a leisurely swim around the exterior can be equally rewarding. In particular, spend some time at the rear of the vessel where you'll find the Jacquin's name emblazoned proudly across her shapely stern.
Jacquin II Wreck
INFORMATION FOR DIVERS
A short surface swim out from the quayside, the Jacquin II makes a perfect first dive of the day for those who want to stay within the 18 metre depth range.
Lying just a short distance from the shallow wheel house, divers can visit both attractions in a single dive with ease. Once you hit your minimum air limit, make a leisurely ascent back to the quayside by heading due south. Alternatively, the wreck has two shot lines tied off onto hand rails on the bow and stern, allowing easy ascent and descent for those still finding their way around the quarry.

Penetration is possible on the Jacquin II but we recommend less experienced divers stay outside - the depth, limited visibility and cold water can be disorientating. For divers with the neccessary skills and experience to venture inside, though, you'll find a hole in the roof that provides easy access to the inside of the wheel house. Please don't be tempted to venture any further than this - it's really not recommended and there's not a lot to see past this point.

Whilst it's right on the edge of the depth limit of Open Water divers, we're hoping it's presence will provide new divers with an incentive to further their training - we'd recommend a PADI Advanced Open Water as a minimum level. Feeling even more adventurous? A PADI Wreck Diver Specialty will give you the skills and knowledge to safely explore the wreck's interior.
Essential Information
Buoy #
6
Location
Minimum Depth
16 metres
Maximum Depth
20 metres
Best Bits
Wheelhouse
Stern
Hazards
Protruding metal
Overhead environment
Loss of visibility
Entanglement
Depth
SAFETY FIRST: Only experienced divers with overhead environment training should enter this dive attraction. Movement inside is restricted and the cold, darkness and depth can be very disorientating. If in doubt, DO NOT ENTER!
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