Diving Deeper on Royal Adelaide

STUART PHILPOTT has clocked up more than 300 dives on the Royal Adelaide off Chesil Beach in Dorset, but he never tires of this wreck. He explains why.

Over the centuries, Chesil Beach in Dorset has seen its fair share of shipwrecks. The Royal Adelaide is probably the most famous of them all. Her remains lie approximately 100m off the pebble beach, which is no more than two or three minutes’ moderate fin-kicking for the average diver.