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Scuba Diving Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK, Europe
Dive Site: Adamantios J Pithis (a.k.a. The Greek)
Location: 51°40.78'N; 005°10.40'W (St Anne's Head, Pembrokeshire)
Description: 4,737 ton steamer
Depth: 8 - 15 metres (26 - 50 feet)
Visibility: 5 - 10 metres (15 - 30 feet)
This is less of a wreck and more of wreckage as there is very little to indicate that the twisted lumps of metal once belonged to a ship. On occasion it takes more of a recognisable form, but to identify which part of the wreck the remains came from would take either a lot of imagination or far more knowledge of ships than I have.
Understandably, the wrecks real name is seldom used with the nickname of 'the Greek' being easier to remember! The Greek sank in 1940 after colliding with rocks at St Anne's Head. Salvage was attempted but was not possible and the remains soon broke up on the rocks and are now spread along the sheltered bay. The wreck can be dived at almost any tide so it makes a good second dive. Surface swell can cause currents in places that are too strong to fin against, but you can generally move just a few metres to the left or right to get out of them. There are a lot of spider crabs in this area and the occasional lobster. Tompot blennies are also common and there are some sea scorpions, gobies and a few wrasse.
Had a great dive at this site and even came back with a porthole.
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