There are a multitude of war time wrecks ranging from 10 metres to 100 metres to satisfy the needs or all levels of diving.
The Inshore reefs of the north east coast are prolific with sea life and can be dived at most states of tide.
Possibly the most well known wrecks on the North East coast.
Both were second world war casualties & both were towed into shallow water off South Shields & beached.
The two wrecks lie partly on top of one another in only 13 metres of water.
The Oslofjiord a passenger liner of 16,000 tons stood two decks clear of the surface when she was first beached.
Over the years both wrecks have been salvaged several times but still make fabulous diving experience for all levels
of divers. As they lie in a sheltered bay they can be dived at any state of the tide.
A steamship of 1,487 tons which struck a mine & sank in January 1940.
She lies in 25 metres of water 1.5 miles east of Whitley Bay.
The wreck is quite well dispersed although the bow & boilers stand very proud.
A full description of this wreck can be found on www.tynesidebsac.co.uk log book dive reports 23 & 35
A Swedish steamship of 1,877 tons which struck a mine in December 1939.
She lies in 32 metres only 0.5 miles North East of the S.S. Eston.
A full description of this wreck site can be viewed on www.tynesidebsac.co.uk logbook dive report 27.