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"Another wreck site, and one which is easy to dive, is that of the 'Berwyn',
located in Carlisle Bay. The 'Berwyn' is a World War I French tug, about 50 ft
long, and is totally encrusted in coral, having sunk in 1919. She lies in only 22 ft of
water, and, with the top deck being only about 10 ft from the surface, she constitutes an
ideal snorkeling site, too. Much of the upper structure is broken up as she lies in
shallow water and wave action continually causes damage. In addition, inconsiderate
boaters who drop their anchors nearby have done much damage to the structure too. However,
the presence of schools of hungry sergeant majors and yellow snappers always looking for a
hand-out from the divers is a great attraction. Being an easy shallow dive, and accessible
from the beach or from a boat, the 'Berwyn' makes an ideal site for beginners or
for that first dive of the year after a long break...
In February 1987, the 'Ce-Trek',
45 ft long was sunk just south of the 'Berwyn' in 40 ft of water. Only a 5 minute
swim separates both wrecks which divers can therefore explore on one single dive. The 'Ce-Trek'
was a Barbados-based fishing boat. She sank in the Careenage where she lay for two weeks
before being lifted and moved to her present location. She is a concrete boat which has
attracted much growth. The wooden cabin is slowly deteriorating but the main structure
remains intact. A family of lobsters shelter on her leeward side.
Carlisle Bay offers three
other known wrecks although a study of the local archives reveals that there are at least
12 others in the bay which used to be the original anchorage for the island. These
ships are just waiting to be discovered by some lucky divers!"