Overview of Wreck of the Wandby

Wreck of the Wandby

Maine
USA East

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For an advanced wreck diver, this is a great site. The Wandby ran aground here in 1921, and has since been mostly scavenged for its metal. Large and small pieces, however, are still around for investigation. We recommend you be guided through your first dive here, as the swim to the wreck can be challenging in even calm conditions.

Directions: Located in scenic Kennebunk Port, this site is on the other side of the super-secret compound of the Bush's summer home on Walkers point. Driving through Kennebunk Port on Rt. 9, turn South on Ocean Ave and drive for about 2.3 miles. Just past Walkers Point (you can't miss the to-die-for residences), is a small dirt turn-out on the right.


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08/15/2004 Charles Benoit (Avg: 3.56 Review) - Choose your dive here when conditions are favorable. On shore winds could make this site very difficult for entry, exit, & vis. On a calm day, the vis can be excellent, large pieces of the Wandby still on the bottom, only a few hundred yards from shore. Boiler is the main attraction rising 20 feet off the bottom. Penetration is possible, but only for experienced wreck divers. Rudder is nearby, leaning against a ledge. Hull plates and other debris are scattered about, but you have to look hard through the kelp beds. Overall, an excellent dive for those with experience.


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 Map     Sat
GPS: ME0801
N4320.7625'
W07027.5355'

 

Parking at Wreck of the Wandby 

There is a limited amount of parking here at the site. Most visitors here stay only for a few moments, so you should be able to squeeze in.

Overview

 

 

Overview at Wreck of the Wandby 

This is the small cove you will dive out of. The wreck will be at a bearing of 160.

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entry at Wreck of the Wandby 

The entry at the left side of the beach is the easiest. Carry your gear down to this spot and suit up.

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 Map     Sat
GPS: ME0804
N4320.7734'
W07027.5181'

 

entry at Wreck of the Wandby 

This a view off to the right, with Bush's home in the background. The Secret Service will have it's eye on you, so don't even think about approaching Walker's Point!

Last Verification: November, 2003  

 

Diver Averages for  Wreck of the Wandby  (1=worst, 5=best)


Average Site Condition

Ease of Shore Entry:  3.00
Bottom Conditions:  4.00
Reef Conditions:  3.00
Animal Life:  3.00
Plant Life:  5.00
Facilities:  3.00
Solitude 4.00
Roads:  4.00
*Site Average:  3.56
   

Average Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:  1.00
Beginner Scuba:  2.00
Intermediate Scuba:  3.00
Advanced Scuba:  5.00
Night diving Scuba:  3.00

Number of reviews for this site: 1

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