Diving the Behar Wreck

The Behar was a cable laying steamship. She was built in 1928 by Harland and Wolff in Greenock, Scotland.

She lies just outside Dale, and was 436ft long with a beam of 57ft. She sank whilst transporting nearly 5tons of stores, including some harley davidsons motorbikes, from the Clyde to Milford Haven when she hit a mine. The captain beached he on Great Castle Head with an aim of trying to avoid loss of life by sinking in deeper waters.

Parts of the wreck can be swum through as well as the wheel house at 6 meters. It has about ten windows in a circular pattern that you can enter.

She sits on a rock and gravel bottom in depths of upto 16m.

It was one of the first casualties during the second world war in Milford Haven.

The best time to dive her is three hours before high water as she has the best visibility then.

A full wreck tour is available here. Launch out of Gelliswick or Dale.

Position is: 51°42,511’N 05°06,973’W

If you would like to dive her with me, please get in touch and I can arrange that for you.

In order to get more diving experience, feel free to join our dive club based in the beautiful Pembrokeshire waters, called BSAC Scavenger Dive Boat Club. Also, find us on Facebook here.

Published by Diving & Mountaineering Instructor

I am a passionate adventurer, loving being in the mountains walking, climbing, scrambling as much as I love being under the water exploring shipwrecks, mines and caverns, or in search of treasure in the depths. I am a Mountain Instructor (MIA), a Winter Mountain Leader, a Scuba Diving Instructor (BSAC, TDI, SDI, IANTD), a skipper for CAT3 waters up to 25mtr and as I’ve built this experience over time, I have written about it and published those works. In addition I am a Chartered Manager with CILT, a member of the institute of Engineering & Technology, a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. I help people fulfill their goals in the Mountains (Worldwide), Scuba Diving (Worldwide), provide location support worldwide for the media and assist with technical and safety support whenever requested. For a full picture of me please check out my linkedin profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/marklewisfinstlm

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