looking for wreck
The East Anglian coast may be known
for its beaches and wildlife but what many people dont realise is
that its also brilliant for wreck diving.
Some of the best diving
opportunities are incredibly close to shore.
But the surprising thing is
what you can see underwater.
It's hard to believe if you stand on the shore-line
on a grey stormy day and watch the murky waves crashing in.
the Autumn, the water off shore can be particularly clear.
Inside Out took
advantage of these clear waters to team up with wreck hunter and diver, James
Holt, to dive to a ship which went down in World War One.
World War One
The SS Rosalie was a freighter attacked in August 1915 by German
She received a direct hit from a torpedo and was towed to Weybourne
where she has rested on the bottom ever since.
of the deep - underwater finds from wreck|
This is only the
start of searching for 'whats out there'.
These waters have
some of the best wrecks anywhere in the world but to find them divers need
to head out for deeper water.
James Holt is a modern day treasure hunter
who has been searching these waters for wrecks to dive for most of his life.
the last few years hes made some extraordinary discoveries.
The east coast is a real ships' graveyard.
a dangerous coast, coupled with the fact that two world wars resulted in lots
of shipping being sunk in this area.
It's reckoned that there are at least
150 wrecks within 15 miles of Wells-next-the-Sea.
One of the ships the
divers go down to investigate dates from the 18th Century - aboard it was a consignment
of lead ingots.
Two hundred years on, this cargo is more valuable than
silver because it has a low alpha content as a result of not being exposed the
Inside Out also watches as the divers find paddle steamers,
sailing clippers and even a German U Boat.
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