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Wreck dive the Celtic, located near Roche's Point about 15min from Crosshaven, is best dived on slack tide with minimal currents.
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Constructed by Harland and Wolff and launched in 1901, this White Star liner Celtic was the largest ship built to that date. The final voyage of the Celtic began on the First of December 1928 for Liverpool, via Cobh and Boston. By the time the Celtic reached Roche's Point the weather was too bad to allow the ship to pick up a pilot, the Captain moved closer to the Harbour entrance but was taken onto the rocks at Roche's Point when the tide receded the ship was stuck fast.
Over the next few days several salvage attempts were made, but finally by the 19th of December the White Star Line abandoned the Celtic to the ship breakers. By 1933 the ship had been fully dismantled, and many items of decor from the Celtic survive in houses around Co. Cork to this day. Large amounts of remains also litter the seabed around the Cow and Calf Rocks at Roche's Point, providing enjoyable diving. Large sections can be found just south east of the Cow and Calf Rocks, in depths varying from 6M to about 18M.
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