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Diving Guide 1
2 3 Island Guide Shipwrecks SCUBA Expeditions Bio
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Women Divers' Hall of Fame
• • Elected President WDHOF • • WDHOF Report
United Nations Environment Program
• • Hurricane Hunting 1 2 • • 2010 Diver Of the Year 12
Dolphin Rescue Articles 1
2 3a 3b 4 • • CSI Whales Alive! • • Explorers' Club 2001 Dinners 200120062010
With the President of the Phillipines
• • Wyland Icon Award • • Press Releases 1 2 3
   
  
Martha Watkins Gilkes' DIVING GUIDE TO THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN Martha Watkins Gilkes'
DIVING GUIDE
TO THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN

Foreword by Peter Benchley and Stan Waterman

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Page 22 (Barbados): "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!"

  

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Diving Guide 1
2 3 Island Guide Shipwrecks SCUBA Expeditions Bio
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Women Divers' Hall of Fame
• • Elected President WDHOF • • WDHOF Report
United Nations Environment Program
• • Hurricane Hunting 1 2 • • 2010 Diver Of the Year 12
Dolphin Rescue Articles 1
2 3a 3b 4 • • CSI Whales Alive! • • Explorers' Club 2001 Dinners 200120062010
With the President of the Phillipines
• • Wyland Icon Award • • Press Releases 1 2 3
   
  

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