Waldrons Drift

The Waldrons is a Sandstone Reef which lies South East of Bognor Regis. We offer this as Drift Dive with the depth varying from 12-18m as you progress along the Reef. Usually plenty of marine life and visibility can be upto 8-10m.

Marine life includes Corkwing Wrasse, Ballan Wrasse, Goldsinney, Pollack, Tompot Blenny, Rays and Cat Sharks plus 24 recorded species of sponge, bryozoans, hydroids and tube worms.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 4 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Drift Dive

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

Arena Swimming Pool (Bognor Regis) is used by Mulberry Divers principally for Freediving Training on Saturday afternoons throughout the year. We are able to utilise the whole 25m pool so it excellent for practising all aspects of Freediving.

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Designated as a Scheduled Monument in 2019, this is a Phoenix A1 Unit from the Mulberry Harbour destined for Normandy after D-Day. Nearby are a Landing Craft and a Cuckoo Rescue craft all linked by rope to form a triangular Trail. Max depth is about 10m and suitable for all levels from beginner to experienced.

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This is a small Mulberry Harbour component, thought to have been an Intermediate Pier head Pontoon used a rest place. Clearly marked by a tall red can buoy, it dries at Low Water.

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Selsey Drift (the Parks)

The Selsey Drift takes place within an area that appears on Charts as ’The Parks’, said to be the Bishop Of Chichester’s Deer Park many years ago. Tidal flow dictates the start point with an average depth of 10-12m and minimal obstructions these dives are suitable for all. Surface Marker Buoys required throughout.

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This is a very accessible wreck in 24m. Shirala was torpedoed in July 1918 and sank just off the North East end of the Owers, 8 miles from Selsey.

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HMS Northcoates

Often called the “Armed Trawler’, HMS Northcoates lies in 27m some 9 miles from Selsey. Always a popular dive, the degaussing equipment fitted for her minesweeper role is still visible together with the prominent forecastle gun.

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Shallow site suited to Snorkelling and Freediving as well as Scuba; max depth likely to be about 5m at HW when Ebb current will be quite strong. Good point for starting Drift dive along beach to the Lifeboat Station. Be aware of boat traffic around the wooden Ramp - always use a Surface Marker Buoy.

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Excellent shore dive that can provide a variety of experiences; most people dive on / near Slack water (HW-4 or HW+3, times impacted by Tide) and can also be a drift dive on either flood or ebb tides; suitable for night diving - use Surface Marker Buoy at all times due to Lifeboat / Fishing boat traffic.

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Torpedoed by UC-75 on 6 january 1918, the Gascony lies in 27m on the edge of the Owers. Upside down after sinking and with subsequent deterioration, navigation around the wreck needs acre - it is possible to see the wheels of army gun carriages which was part of the cargo for the British Army.

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Known for the vertical drop over the northern lip edge in particular, the Mixon Hole sits within the Selsey Bill & the Hounds MCZ. Maximum depth is 27m with the top ledge at 6m meaning that this is a true multi-level dive - use EANx32 to help you enjoy this the most.

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