More about the Inchcape 2 wreck
Following the footsteps of Inchcape 1, another decommissioned vessel, Inchcape 2 was donated by the Inchcape team to become another artificial reef. To prepare it for its new purpose underwater, the former ship which used to transport crew and supplies in Dubai and Fujairah went through a two-week cleaning period to free it from oil residues. It was sunk in April 2002 and now lies 22m deep.
Over the years, the growth of bright yellow, pink, and purple corals have covered the wreck giving it a nice touch of color. Located opposite of Martini Rock, Inchcape 2 is known for sightings of scorpionfish, little boxfish, pufferfish, and moray eels around the edge of the deck. If you look closely on the railing and the ropes, you are likely to spot crabs which are often disguised by the growth on their shells. The area is also teeming with colorful nudibranchs which are perfect subjects for macro photography.
It is possible to swim through the wreck by entering the aft engine room hatches and exiting the stair forward; however, penetrating a wreck is only suitable for advanced divers with experience in overhead environments. At Nemo Diving Center, we practice responsible wreck diving that’s why this site with visibility of 8-10 meters is reserved for qualified certified divers.