Barry McGill is an Irish based deep wreck photographer and technical diving instructor trainer with Indepth Technical, he specialises in teaching CCR and Mixed Gas CCR on both APD and JJ units. Barry started diving in 2000 aged 16 and became heavily involved in technical diving in 2003 and has been diving CCR since 2004. Barry became an advanced nitrox instructor in 2008 and has progressed to the level of CCR Trimix (100m).
Barry runs fully supported technical diving trips to the iconic wrecks of North Donegal (Malin Head), off the North coast of Ireland each summer. These trips allow technical divers to fully explore the breath-taking shipwrecks with the help and guidance of Barry’s experience diving in this area since 2003.
In his free time, Barry loves to focus on this passion for exploration of deep water shipwrecks around the Irish coastline and he has been fortunate enough to discover and explore many significant virgin shipwrecks. Exploring iconic shipwrecks such as the R.M.S. Justicia, H.M.S. Audacious and R.M.S. Lusitania left a significant impression on Barry, helping to develop his desire to discover and explore shipwrecks. Barry has organised and led many deep wreck expeditions exploring the deep wrecks off the North coast of Ireland, which included the S.S. Empress of Britain in 162m and S.S. Transylvania in 130m. Barry has also been part the teams that first discovered and explored the wrecks of HMS Curacoa in 125m (410ft), White Star Liner Carinthia in 116m (380ft), HMS Hurst Castle in 85m (279ft) and World War 1 German U-boats UB 124 and U45 in 65 m (213ft).
Barry will be helping RAID UK & Malta by supporting our dive centres in Ireland. He is also at the Dive Ireland International Expo, Limerick on 3rd & 4th March.