"They've heard on the internet, and via the BSAC
grapevine about the opportunity to dive the site by following this new trail.
Project leader Mark Paisey, BSAC
's North West regional coach, said: "We've exceeded our expectations.
"We are absolutely delighted that this highly skilled team of BSAC
divers has been able to bring this iconic piece of military heritage to the surface so the story can be shared with future generations."
After taking up diving in 1960, Ray was posted to Cyprus in 1964 and was a regular diverwith BSAC
during and attained further qualifications during three tours.
Chris, who took up diving in 1971 and is a BSAC
advanced instructor and first-class diver with Chester Sub-Aqua Club, said: "There isn't a great deal to see any longer, in fact very little - just iron plates and ribs.
He dives with the British Sub-Aqua Club's (BSAC
) RAF Akrotiri branch.
Nigel's dedication to researching the life of the ship both before and during the Great War led him to apply for a BSAC
Wreck Appreciation Award that the club won and was presented with at the end of last year.
Safety manager for the BSAC
Jim Watson said they have been advising divers against using Dorothea Quarry, in the Nantlle Valley, Gwynedd, North Wales, in line with the wishes of the owners of the site for 15 years.
Tom, a student at Halesowen College, said: "It was fantastic to be part of the BSAC
scuba diving team and a once-in-alifetime opportunity to be there.
Prince William followed his father and grandfather earlier this week to take the helm of BSAC
, the UK's governing body for snorkelling and scuba diving.
members agreed the quality of homework was not as good as it could be, but they needed more evidence.
I was among the first 50 BSAC
divers to join the Underwater Conservation Society that became MCS and was Secretary of the Flintshire, later Clwyd, Sub-aqua Club and served a term as Chairman of WASAC.