Wreck Diving

St Helena has eight fantastic wreck dives close to our base in Jamestown, including amazing historic ships and a range of boats sunk for divers.

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker Darkdale, was torpedoed during WWII by a German U-boat and lies almost intact between 30-43m in Jamestown Bay. Close to the Darkdale are the remains (canons, timbers and ballast stones) of the Dutch cargo ship the White Lion (Witte Leeuw) sunk in a battle by the Portuguese in 1613.

The Papanui is close to shore (6-12m) and is undoubtedly one of the world’s best shallow wreck dives and makes a spectacular night dive (especially if you like tiny critters!).