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Diving at dive site SS Guide Me II
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The SS Guide Me II was built in Aberdeen in 1907 as a Peterhead F.V. Drifter (i.e. a drift-net fishing boat) in 1907 by Hall, Russell Co. She grossed 100 tons and was approximately 26m long and 5.6m wide. In March 1915, she was hired by the Admiralty in and converted into an anti-submarine coastal gunboat, with the addition of a six-pound gun. She sank while on patrol after collision with, depending on reports, either either an unnamed vessel, or the nearby Muglins rock. The site of impact is clearly visible as a large hole on the starboard side. The Guide Me was rediscovered in 1990 by Ivan Tunsted. He also raised the gun, which is now in the Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire.
The Guide Me II lies about 10 minutes in a RIB from Bullock Harbour south-east of the Muglins. The wreck is complete and is in great condition. Dropping onto the upper deck, you can head off along the railings and the wreck is small enough that you can circumnavigate the whole wreck along the railings to safely arrive back to the shot line without clocking up huge amounts of deco. A really good torch is must for this dive. She is now full of marine life - there are often shoals of whiting, bib etc, hovering around the wheelhouse. You'll also find plenty of lobsters, and a lot congers, especially in the scour pit under the starboard bow.
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