Saturday, 25 June 2016

SS Viknor Malin Head

The top man Peter McCamley exploring the boilers of the SS (HMS) Viknor wreck in Malin Head. Ireland 

S/S Viknor

5.347 tons; 421x50 ft; Built by Robert Napier in 1888 as the Atrato for the Royal Mail Steam Co. Ltd.

S/S Atrato was a beautifully designed passenger ship, more resembling a luxury yacht than a liner. She was used in the service between England and the West Indies and could carry up to 280 passengers. Bought by Viking Cruising Co. Ltd. in 1912, she was renamed Viking. 

At the beginning of WWI, she was requisitioned by the Admiralty, equipped with armament and renamed HMS Viknor. She was mainly used as a cruising patrol ship. 

On 13th January 1915, while on patrol, she sank in heavy weather without any distress call. It was assumed that she was sunk by a mine, belonging to a minefield laid by the Germans. Not a single soul of the 295 crew was saved. Many of the bodies were washed ashore days after the sinking.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Justicia Wreck Malin Head.

Frank Mcdermott (100% Irish Beef) finally made it to the Props of SS Justicia wreck in Malin Head :-) Living the dream !!

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Sherman Tanks, Malin Head

That moment you (John) see your first Sherman Tank under water !! A memory that will last your life time :-) On the Empire Heritage, Living the Dream !!

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Basking shark

Just a couple of weeks ago i dived with a Whale shark, today i swam with a Basking Shark :-) How lucky can one person be ?? Living the dream !!!
Sorry for the photo, couldn't get the big camera out fast enough :-(

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Congratulations to John

Congratulations to John Collins who completed two try dives today on two different rebreathers :-) First dive was on the JJ-CCR and the second was on the SF2. Which one will he choose, who knows, we have to wait and see ;-) I hope this is the start of the silent world for you !!

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

TDI SF2 course.

Congratulations to Janine Tony Mansford, Tony and Jacek on complete their TDI SF2 air diluent and decompression courses this last week :-) Enjoy the silent world guys !! Also a big thank you to Guy Trees who kept us all safe :-)