For those of you who have not visited the site recently we can announce that the Shipwrecks section has been updated and a new search format is in place. Gone are the drop down lists that were getting hard to navigate on mobile devices, these have been replaced by searchable maps with markers linked to individual wreck pages.
Scotland now has nine wreck areas as noted above, each page has some narrative about the area, a wreck chart and a list of wrecks for the area. The page can be searched by the map marker, wreck list or simply by typing in the name of a wreck in the search box-top right corner of page. The maps will allow more wrecks to be accessible for each area as well as being able to search in a particular geographical area, for example for your next dive trip.
A typical wreck map is shown above. These maps show a marker for each wreck on the site. By clicking on a marker a small dialogue box will appear giving name, date and cause of loss for the wreck, by clicking on the more info highlight in the box you will be taken to the individual wreck page in the database. You can search the maps full screen by clicking on box top right, then zoom, scroll etc. Simply back track to go back to main page or select another wreck from the map.
Some areas are better provided with wrecks than others, and we will be working to enhance all areas over the next 2-3 months. We hope the changes will make the site a more user friendly and an informative resource of dive information on wrecks around the Scottish coastline. If you have any thoughts or suggestions that may improve things or benefit the site, please get in touch.