The Salsette is considered by many the best wreck dive on the Dorset coast. It is a massive wreck, over 130m long and only diveable for the more experienced divers as the wreck starboard side is at 32m, and the port side lying on a sandy bottom at 42m and with a short slack time, it can be quite challenging for even the more experienced divers.
You could spend days diving on her, investigating the many access points that have opened up everywhere. However, it is often a tight squeeze and the passages are covered with debris and mud. However, most divers will only get a chance to dive her once and would like to get the most of the single dive.
Ask the skipper to drop a shot line near the rear of the boat. Make yourself down the shot and swim down to the prop-shaft - the prop is missing and the other prop is covered in silt. The easiest way to appreciate her is to dive along the main deck around the 35m mark. This keeps your deco obligations at a minimum. This allows you to peer into the various deck access points and follow the wreck along. Some of them are quite large and will give you a feeling of what was there. Eventually you will reach the anchor winch and anchor chain at the other end of the wreck.
Depending on your dive time and gas, you deploy the SMB whenever you need it and make yourself back to the surface from there. The current will pick-up quickly and you can easily experience a current of 1.5knots or more at the end of the dive.