Sherman Tanks lie entangled with trucks, spread across the wreck of SS Empire Heritage 67 meters below the surface.
Laurentic was on her way to America at the height of the First World War when she struck two mines and sunk in 40m of water, killing more than 350 of her crew. The sinking happened in January 1917 and sparked an urgent recovery of the gold that had been stored on board.
Mr Jones said: “HMS Audacious was one of the most powerful warships the world had ever seen at the time. It was sunk by a mine during WW1 and lies in 65 metres of water. It was amazing to see it so up close.”
Another WW1 liner SS Laurentic was en route to the USA she struck 2 mines and sunk in 40m of water, killing over 350 of her crew.
In her holds were 43 tons of gold ingots to pay for war supplies.
Recovery of the gold was top priority but to this day 20 bars remain unaccounted for, which are worth nearly $6million.
Mr Jones said: ‘Due to the exposed location and depth, only divers trained in the use of mixed gas (use of helium mixed in with our breathing gas) can operate safely at these depths.
Malin Head has become legendary among this community of “technical divers” as having some of the best wrecks in the world. It is an amazing feeling to be able to photograph some of these amazing historical wrecks.