3 LSAC members keen to get the North Norfolk diving season started headed to shore dive the SS Rosalie in the hope of some good vis.
- Dive 1
- Divers: James, Jane, Simon
- Max Depth: 9m
- Dive Time: 71 minutes
- Water temperature: 13 degrees C
- Viz: 1-2.5 metres
- Dive Details: We dived the Rosalie on a low tide with a walk-in time of just before 4 pm. With the wind forecast to change direction back onshore again next week, it was a good opportunity to check how the visibility was improving. Improvement in water colour had been seen on the webcams, so the potential was there.
On descending the visibility didn’t look too bad. As this is a nice shallow dive, plenty of light was able to penetrate the suspended sediment in the water and illuminate the wreck for a nice dive.
The three of us managed to stay together quite easily in the visibility available, and we seemed to see more life than normal including much larger fish. I am not sure if this was because the visibility allowed us to sneak up on them, or we are just some of the first to dive the wreck this year.
The wreck is looking even more scoured out than previous years, and the rudder quadrant is still standing tall.
We swam to the bow, and then returned to the beach. A very nice 71 minute dive.
Here is a video, but the lighting used illuminates the sediment more than was visible to the eye.