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The trading vessel SS Volnay transported anything between America and Europe from butter to cigarettes.

Name Dive Site:Volnay
Depth: 49-72ft (15-22m)
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The SS Volnay was a 4,610grt, 285ft long defensively-armed British Merchant Ship. On the 14th December 1917, when on route from Montreal for Plymouth, she hit a mine when 2 miles E by S from the Manacles, Cornwall. Owned by Gow, Harrison & Co, Glasgow, it tried to beach itself at Porthallow but didn't make it and it sank in 22m. The general cargo of tinned meat, butter, jam, coffee, cigarettes, peanuts, potato crisps & timber has all dissappeared, but the anti-personnel shells are still to be found. The lead shot from the shells are prolific around the site.

The wreck lays well broken after having allegedly been dynamited twice as a hazard to shipping, maybe it was to destroy the anti-personnel shells. The Volnay can be dived at all states of the tide and is only affected by easterly or southerly winds.

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- Atlantic Scuba, 4 Trenoweth Business Park, Mabe, Falmouth

Atlantic Scuba

Atlantic Scuba diver training ...
07866 510103
01841 510103
 4 Trenoweth Business Park, Mab...
TR10 9HY

Based on the outskirts of Falmouth @ Mabe we are away from the busy town centre. With plenty of parking and good roads to our usually training sites and boat location at Mylor. We teach a wide range of SDI courses and operate a coded dive rhib.

With around 20 SDI & TDI courses we can offer you a wide opportunity to expand your diving skills. We also offer escorted dives with kit hire if required, a retail shop, cylinder testing and a dive pool. Our twin engined catarmaran RHIB is coded for 10 divers and is more than capable of taking you to a dive site that's suits your requirements.

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