Syracusa Shipwreck Dive
A Syracusa Shipwreck Dive is one of the most popular wreck dives off the coast near Newquay. Newquay has several boats that operate from the harbour that can take divers out to this popular wreck.
The Syracusa was a 1243-ton schooner-rigged iron-screw steamer was wrecked on 6 March, 1897 and lost with all 24 crew. She was bound for Naples in Italy with a cargo of welsh coal from Newport. This was a regular trip for the vessel.
Newquay lifeboat RNLB Willie Rodgers had twice attempted to reach the stricken vessel. You can read more about the background to the wreck on theDivernet Syracusa Shipwreck web site.