Diving with Stirling Sub Aqua Club and
Forth Logistics Marine Services (July 2019)

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Please visit the timeline page ("The Search for the Lost Ferry - Project Timeline") for details of the search from 1997 to date. The page you are viewing gives more detailed information on the most recent dives, on 13 and 14 July 2019.

After seeing Ian Archibald's presentation "The Search for the Lost Treasure of King Charles I", Stirling Sub Aqua Club's Chris Lamb offered the club’s support to assist with the diving. The Stirling club is a large branch of the Scottish Sub-Aqua Club, the governing body for Scuba Diving in Scotland.

Five of the club’s most experienced members, Alistair McCulloch (Branch Diving Officer), Duncan Blyth (Training Officer), Stuart Cramb, Linda Milne and Greig Matula dived the Burntisland site on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July.

The team’s first task was to locate the seabed marker probe. This was identified on a previous dive as a suitable location for coring for a wood sample. The position correlates with the outline image of a buried wooden wreck which was produced using high resolution imaging spectrometry. The marker probe was successfully located on Saturday 13th July. The following dives on Sunday 14th July were however once again seriously hampered by very poor visibility (less than half a metre). No coring could be undertaken.

The team are very keen to try again and are hoping to return, weather permitting, in August.

None of this would have been possible without the support of Forth Logistics Marine Services whose jet boat ‘Wave Spirit’ skippered by Jim Tarvit provided invaluable assistance.

The ‘Wave Spirit’ comes into Burntisland Harbour to collect
the dive team.

‘Wave Spirit’ skipper Jim Tarvit.

Divers Stuart Cramb, Alistair McCulloch
and Duncan Blyth.

Buddy check with divers Duncan Blyth and
Linda Milne, with diver Greig Matula and
Chris Lamb in background.

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