Gobernador Bories - Whaling Ship

Gobernador Bories

Dive Site Stats

TypeWhaling Ship
Built byGrey, W.& Co West Hartlep
Length87m
Width11m
Tonnage2332
Date sunk12/10/1914
FateScuttled
Latitude58.55.25 N
Longitude03.18.33 W
Depth10-18m
Visibility10/10
Currents10/10
Technical3/10
Sealife10/10
Enjoyment10/10

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The Gobernador Bories makes for an excellent shallow second dive laying in around 15 meters of water. The water here is very clear and tidal and can only be dived during slack.

History

The Gobernador Bories worked as whaler and cargo ship in Chile, Argentina and the Falklands.

She was then purchased by the British Navy, and towed to Scapa Flow and was sunk as a block ship.

Unfortunately she didn't sink fast enough and drifted to her present position in deeper water were she was ineffective to be used as a block ship.

Dive Guide

The Gobernador or Goby for short, lays on her port side with her stern twisted over to starboard, here you can still see the huge iron propeller and steering mechanism.

The mid section has gone just leaving the ribs, boilers, engine block, the pistons can still be seen.

Wildlife

Lots of very friendly wrasse that expect to be fed with sea urchins from visiting divers, in fact if you don't feed them they will swim up and harass you until you do. Lots of small shoaling fish, sea urchins, crabs and lobster can all be found this area.



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