Diving the SS Gobernador Bories

SS Gobernador Bories

SS Gobernador Bories served for some years as a whaling ship, until it was sold to the Admiralty as a blockship. To restrict access to Scapa Flow in both wars, old and damaged ships were scuttled in some of the entrances as deliberate obstructions to navigation. One of these blockships is the 2332 ton Gobernador Bories, built in 1882 and scuttled in Burra Sound in 1915.

I love this wreck as it is shallow enough that you can spend a long time exploring it, the light penetrates deep so that you can see plenty of it, and in addition, there are some good swim throughs and nooks and crannies to explore. I’ve even been able to feed fish there by hand.

Even though this wreck is in Scapa Flow, if you want to dive wrecks with me in the beautiful Pembrokeshire waters, feel free to join our dive club called BSAC Scavenger Dive Boat Club. Also, find us on Facebook here.

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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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