The Varne Wreck or Plate Wreck site is next to the North Varne Lightship, and far enough out to get some viz whilst being well protected as the shipping avoids both the Varne Bank and the Lightship marking it. This is an Unidentified Wreck in 35m which was a wooden ship with a General Cargo including lots of crockery, glass, cement and muskets have also come up from this site.
Diving: The ship has disintegrated and we are just left with a pile of spidge full of lobsters on the seabed. The centre of the wreck appears to have a large cargo of Cement Bags, whilst one end has the bulk of the crockery, there are lots of plain white bowls and plates around, and the small blue mugs shown below come in 3 sizes.
The wreck has a large colony of Lobsters on it and there is quite a lot of old fishing line and net lying around. The Viz is very good out here generally but once everyone starts digging it can go very bad very quickly in the digging areas. A mild current does help to clear this up quickly.