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Above the water or below it, we can show you why the diving in Pembrokeshire is so addictive. Drift dive over some spectacular reefs, home to such a variety of species you will have to return time and time again. Some of the reef life is only found around the Pembrokeshire islands of Skomer and Skokholm.

You will not be able to dive in the sea around Pembrokeshire only once and say ‘been there, done that,` because there is so much to see - it will take a lifetime to discover.

We are discovering new sites including wrecks, reefs and caves all the time and we are available all year around. Well charted wrecks such as the `The Lucy` and `Dakotian` still offer a wonderful diving experience and show why diving in Pembrokeshire is an addictive hobby.

Celtic Wildcat is a modern, comfortable and fast boat, with friendly skippers all backed up with a wealth of local diving knowledge. You can be assured we will get you to the best diving sites, quickly and safely

When you are with us on board Celtic Wildcat, we can take you to some of Pembrokeshire`s most loved wrecks as well as new sites.

Here are a few examples of what is on offer for you, as divers.

Pembrokeshire has plenty of wrecks to be found along the coastline, some no deeper than 20 metres, which means some of their decks are at a depth of around 8 metres, making them ideal first dives.

One of the Haven`s well charted wrecks - The Lucy
The Lucy Valentines Day 1967, the Dutch coaster Lucy was on her way to Barry from Norway when she hit one of the submerged reefs in Jack Sound and was impaled on the top of Cable Rock.

She remained intact on the rock for some hours until she drifted free with the rising tide. She had a severe list to starboard and part of her decks were awash. The current silently took the Lucy into St Brides Bay where she was lost from sight. As a snowstorm began, her whereabouts were a mystery to all except a lone local diver who kept watch until she ‘Sank like the Titanic` on the north side of Skomer Island.

Another favourite to dive - Dakotian
The natural harbour of Milford was a prime target for enemy attacks in World War II. Mines dropped by enemy aircraft parachuted down on the waters of the Haven in November 1940 and were the cause of several ship losses. one of them was the Liverpool merchant ship Dakotian. She was leaving the Haven when told to return due to enemy activity out side St Ann`s Head.

The Dakotian was carrying tinplate and a variety of goods which included Christmas puddings and bicycles. She had just let go of one of her anchors in Dale Roads when a magnetic mine blew out the side of the ship. She immediately began to sink. The crew manned the lifeboats but she sank within three minutes and some of the men had to jump into the sea.

One of the crew covered in oil managed to swim to shore and made his way home, where he had a warm bath and a good hot meal. As the only crewman not accounted for the boats searched for him all night - he had forgotten to inform the authorities of his safety!

On Celtic Wildcat we will drift dive over some spectacular reefs. These reefs are home to such a variety of species you will have to return time and again. Some of the reef life is only found around the Pembrokeshire islands.

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