Diving the Portland Wreck

A little dived wreck just off St Davids headland in Pembrokeshire, West Wales is the Portland wreck. I’ve dived it a few times and loved it.

It was built in 1868 in Portsmouth and at the time of its loss was owned by Hook Shipping co ltd, of Haverfordwest. It was on route from Porthgain to Pembroke when it sank on December 9th, 1927.

It’s a lovely wreck hidden away in the Porthlysgi Bay, only accessible by boat out of Porthclais.

Once located, the remains are sitting on a stoney reef with lots of bits to see including winches, loads of fish life and chunks of steel which have become reefs for the sealife.

Its also only in approx 10mtr of water so great as a first time dive for newbie divers and for the weekend of fun when you want somewhere sheltered.

The Portland Wreck Pembrokeshire is located at 51°51’51.5″N 5°17’54.3″W

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

Published by Mark Lewis Adventures

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. My real passion lies in combining mountains and water and as such you’ll often find me either in the mountains altitude diving, or in the mountains ice diving. Both exhilarating and peaceful – allowing me to regenerate the inner me, whilst pushing myself physically and mentally.

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