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
Explore our database of shipwrecks in the Dorset area.
Explore our database of aircraft wrecks in the Dorset area.
Explore our extensive archive of discoveries with new finds added regularly.
Our interactive 3D images and photo galleries offer a wealth of history.
Learn more about Grahame’s work and his presentations and talks.
Meet Grahame, the founder of Deeper Dorset
I started The Shipwreck Project back in 2008 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.
Below are the latest news stories from Deeper Dorset. You can also click here to view our full archive of articles.
Out of sight….
We decided to get in amongst the cruise ships in Weymouth Bay and check out what damage is being caused by anchoring for months on end. We expected a mess but nothing prepared us for what we came across! Every line and mark you see in this sonar image has been caused by anchors and … Read Article
Sea Searcher ready to go
Renamed (Part of the RNLI agreement) after the boat that first introduced me to the black art of sonar many years ago.. She has been fitted with sidescan sonar, full seabed mapping suite, underwater drop cameras and a complete new electronics system.
Auction time funds required
We are cranking up the pace and preparing for a busy summer following up on some old stories and a couple of new ones as well. With that in mind we do not have a bottomless money pit and we need to finance a very thirsty boat! To progress the stolen Hercules Paul Meyer story … Read Article