The Behar wreck is the remains of 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 her 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 wheelhouse 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 up to 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 the Behar wreck with me, please get in touch and I can arrange that for you.