Dive Sites Category: Dive Site
The Fred Mercur was destroyed by a fire in her current resting place near Stanley Island. The entire crew was saved by a cottager with his… rowboat.
Apparently the wreck survived quite well to her damages because she’s holding together pretty well. The stern is in 5 ft of water when the bow lies in around 45 ft. A larger piece of the wreck, detached from the main structure is resting at 30 ft from the propeller.
The wreck is usually indicated by a jug floating on the surface, 2000 ft from the highway in a small bay. Beware of the wreck’s bow that might be only 5 ft below the surface when approaching her and be a hazard for your boat.
The current is strong and the visibility is not good. Bring a light and use the wreck to shield yourself from the current.
Pay attention to details and you can spot marine life like fresh water eels in the various holes surrounding the wreck.