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H.M. DRIFTER EDDY

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HM Drifter Eddy was a 27 meters long vessel, originally built in 1918. The ship was assigned to sweep mines during WWII despite being unsuitable for the job because of its steel hull. It was discovered on 26th October 1995. The wreck is sitting upright on the silty bottom at 56 meters depth, 1,5 kilometer off Grand Harbour. There is a large hole in the hull on the starboard side where the mine hit on 26th May 1942 and most of the wooden superstructure has collapsed since then. Eight men lost their lives when the mine hit and the ship sank.

Particulars

This dive site is suitable only for very experienced divers or technical divers because of the depth. It's rarely dived due to its proximity of busy ship traffic in and out of Grand Harbor entrance.

Warnings

There is a lot of sediment inside the wreck what can reduce visibility quickly to zero making this a potentially dangerous dive.

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H.M. DRIFTER EDDY Divemaps 1

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  • Divers Guide Map
  • Detailed map
  • Wreck map
  • Local map

H.M. DRIFTER EDDY Features

Nicknames
Eddy, HMS Eddy, HMD Eddy, H.M.S. Drifter Eddy
Address
N.v.t.
Parking
At boat charter
Distance
30 min.
Suitable for
Experienced divers, technical diving
Permit
N.v.t.
Access
Free access, by shot line or anchor line
Facilities
None
Water
Salt
Tide
N.v.t.
Kind of dive
Boat dive / wreck dive, technical diving
Current
Limited / strong / variable
Visibility
10 - 40 m.
Average visibility
25 m.
Depth
56 m.
Bottom
slib en zand
Life
Eagle ray, tuna, john dory or peter's fish, bonito
Other recreation
None
Emergency
112

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