Deeper Dorset is all about locating undiscovered shipwrecks, aircraft wrecks, filming and recording them but most importantly researching and telling the stories. Anything maritime related to Dorset is also fair game and in the past among other things we saved the historic racing yacht Dolly Varden found in a Dorset field and a collection of torpedoes that were built right here in Weymouth.
The sole reason I started diving was for the adventure and I soon realised the adventure didn’t have to stop back on dry land as I became more and more fascinated by Dorset’s rich maritime history. Grahame Knott
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Meet Grahame, the founder of Deeper DorsetI started The Shipwreck Project nine years ago and primarily it was aimed at divers, however times have changed. UK diving is in decline and while we still love to go diving and actively encourage divers to partake Deeper Dorset marks a new beginning with more opportunities to get involved for all and a sharper focus on Dorset waters & Dorset folk.
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We have launched our shipwreck database as a project simply because that is what it is. Already substantial and containing images not seen before it will be ongoing as we constantly update it, check out the link database
New survey vessel
This is our new vessel as purchased last October. She is about to undergo transformation from angling boat to survey/diveboat and as usual with our vessels she will be able to find a needle in a haystack! Aries 3 will be operational by Easter 2020.
Closer and closer
As we get back up to speed and one year on from locating the remains of Paul Meyer’s Hercules we can now reveal a little more surrounding the tragic events fifty years ago. Only as we confirm findings are we prepared to talk in full and it is essential at every stage that we don’t … Read Article