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“Wrecks & Reefs

of Southeast Scotland”


100 Dives from the

Forth Bridge to Eyemouth


The guide for diving the Firth of Forth and southeast Scotland


Identifies newly-found important shipwrecks and also provides GPS coordinates


Written by a highly-experienced and qualified diver


Provides a wealth of information including historic details


Full colour throughout with photographs and maps

Situated on the south side of the Firth of Forth, the port of Leith, Edinburgh, is a major harbour for warships and cruise liners. Over hundreds of years it has been a trading port and a military dockyard. With Rosyth Dockyard situated further west, this busy waterway has two historically-important destinations for vessels and over time, many vessels were sunk during storms, failed to avoid collisions or were wartime victims of U-boats or aircraft.


From Leith Docks the river widens forming a huge estuary filled with volcanic islands and submerged pinnacles that are blasted by fierce tidal streams, providing an opportunity for some fantastic scenic diving. This is also the final resting place of hundreds of shipwrecks, many of which are of especial historical importance. For the diver there is so much to explore in these new and exciting deeper wrecks that have the added attraction of being little known. These wrecks include an aircraft carrier, a German light cruiser that saw action at the Battle of Jutland, aircraft and even steam-powered submarines are all there waiting to be dived. Unlike the well-documented and dived River Clyde wrecks on the west coast, or those in the English Channel, these in the Firth of Forth are rarely mentioned although many lie within a 20-mile radius of Edinburgh.


The author has dived all the 100 sites and wrecks in the book and as a professional underwater photographer has provided truly atmospheric images that capture the special identity of these East coast wrecks and reefs. As well as his detailed knowledge of the sites, the author has also given his recommendations for dive sites, including their GPS positions, safety, and skill level required. Practical information such as dive centres, dive boats, accommodation and onshore activities is also included.


This guide will help divers select the best dives to suit local weather conditions and to find the best scenic sites. It includes all the new and exciting dive sites recently found in areas such as Burntisland, North Berwick, Dunbar, St. Abbs and Eyemouth and information on how best to dive them - an absolute must for divers visiting this area!


Wrecks & Reefs of Southeast Scotland is published by Whittles Publishing and will be available from a number of stockists. RRP £18.99.    ISBN 978-184995-010-7

Mike is happy to sell signed or dedicated copies direct.  Please e-mail Mike via the

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“the loveliest book about diving in Scotland that I've ever read...

Mike's passion and enthusiasm

come over in the writing”

Gord - Conger Alley Dive Forum


“takes you on a journey through some of Mike’s favourite dives in an entertaining

and informative manner”

Gordon Mackie of GM Diving


“great hints & tips... very easy to read...

as though you have a friend talking to you about the sites”

V McGuire on BSAC Forum

“Reading further into and through this book I can't help thinking that it's not simply a dive guide book of the South East of Scotland. No, with his enthusiasm for diving these waters so obviously coming thro in his words and fantastic pictures almost tangibly encouraging divers of all grades to get out and try these sites, I'm also seeing Mike the BSAC Advanced Instructor coming through. It's almost like reading a Diver Training Manual (with more real-life diving) at times with the huge wealth of good advice, information and suggestions coming thro in the guides...  Reading thro Mike's book certainly lifted the gloom of a windblown, rain soaked day away and has whetted my appetite for East Coast diving. I'm wondering where the next one will be... I'll buy it too!”

Dive Tramp AKA Darryl Mayer - Moderator on Finstrokes Diving Forum

“But the big bonus about Mike’s book is that it combines as both a reference and guide. I have numerous books on dive sites along the Scottish Coast, but generally, these concentrate on the history and topography. They are great as a reference, but more often than not fall short and I have to look elsewhere for information on how to actually get there, where I can charter a boat, what the diver requirements are, etc., etc.

And this is what makes ‘Wrecks and Reefs of Southeast Scotland’ stand out.”

Joe AKA Diversink of Diversinc Forum

Reviews of “Wrecks and Reefs of Southeast Scotland”