How to get a licence

Iona II is a protected wreck and all divers need a licence before visiting the site.

Anyone wishing to dive the protected wreck Iona II must have a licence from Historic England. There is no cost for the licence and anyone can apply. There are two ways in which licences can be obtained for this wreck – 

1. The Lundy Warden, local charter boats and several local dive clubs have licences to dive the Iona II which will cover any divers visiting the wreck with these organisations. The names and contact details of divers must be given to the charter boat operator or dive club leader to be passed on to Historic England.

2. Any dive club vessel or private vessel planning on visiting the wreck without a licence Private vessels or dive clubs without a licence will have to apply for a licence to dive the wreck at least 10 days prior to the planned dive. See ‘Application Form’ page for more details about this process.