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It is important that you come back here to get an update on the "current status" of the dive. If it is necessary to cancel or postpone a dive for any reason or to give additional details about a dive at the last minute then the "current status" for that dive will be updated the evening prior to the dive.

The dive time shown below is the time that divers should arrive at the dive site. This allows 1/2 an hour prior to departure and should give you adequate time to get kitted up and stow your gear on the boats if necessary. Remember also that there will be a dive briefing prior to the dive.

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Sunday, 26th November

Norma 

Meet at 8:30 am North Haven boat ramp car park

Latitude: Longitude: Maximum Depth: Average Visibility: Rating:
34:49:349 S ()
138:25:111 E () 14 metres 10metres Novice
Location: The wreck lies about 5kms offshore from North Haven, accessed from the boat ramp.
Dive Description:

The Norma was a steel 4 masted iron barque of 2,122 tons, measuring 278 feet that sank in the main shipping channel of Outer Harbour in 1907 when it was rammed whilst at anchor by the Ardencraig. A day after sinking the Jessie Darling ran over the wreck and sank on top of the Norma, breaking her back. The Jesse Darling was subsequently re floated but because of the shipping danger, the Norma was dynamited.
The wreck is spread over quite a large area, with twisted metal lying on the bottom. The bow area is still recognisable and acts as a marine haven for the prolific fish life. Wobbegongs are frequently seen on the wreck- watch out when peering into the end of a mast etc.

Hazards: Strong tidal currents.The dive site is in the shipping channel.
Other Comments: A marker bouy is positioned about 25m due west of the wreck.
Bookings: Please book Now


 

The dive will take place at the scheduled time and place.