Armed with several boxes we were directed out of the car park and off down what looked like a country lane surrounded by golden leaved trees glowing in the light fighting its way through the rain clouds. We pulled up in the middle of a deserted parking lot as a woman wondered out from behind […]
Sometimes the beautiful becomes mundane. It is not intentional, but familiarity can be too much of a good thing. Long Ledge is a fantastic St Helena dive site. It is comfortably within the 18m recreational diver limits, easy to get to, nearly always diveable and has a host of different habitats and numerous routes around […]
Diving St Helena: Country 141. What happened when a world record breaker came to dive in St Helena.
I’ve been waiting for the perfect moment to dive the RFA Darkdale. I’ve been on plenty of deep dive practice to avoid nitrogen narcosis, waiting for good weather and clear seas. I’ve seen other people’s photos. There is beautiful fish life down there. And I thought this blog would write itself. And yet I’ve surfaced […]
Empire Oil was a 1st Dale Class Freighting tanker and launched in July 1940. It was destroyed and sank with the loss of 41 lives 22 October 1941 in James Bay, Jamestown St Helena, South Atlantic Ocean. It was the first ship to be sunk south of the equator in WWII. It had been renamed […]