Type: Reef dive
Travel directions: Follow the M5 south, then the A38 to Plymouth, or continue on the A38 across the Tamar Bridge and take the A387 to Looe.
Dive Information: The Eddystone Reef lies several miles offshore from Plymouth and is a series of pinnacles, ledges and gullies. The viz here is usually over 15m and can be 25m. This area is covered in life with sea fans, jewel anemones, dead men's fingers and plumose anemones. There are many wrecks around the reef but the most dived is the Hiogo which is only boilers and pipework.
Harbour / slip: For launching RHIB's Queen Anne's Battery and Mountbatten in Plymouth.
Distance from harbour: 12 Miles 45 Mins in a Rhib
Lat & Long: 50º.10.750N 004º.15.950W Eddystone reef is easily found as it is marked by the Eddystone Lighthouse, on a clear day can be seen from the shore.
Chart: Admiralty Chart 1613
Depth: 0 - 60m
Tides: Tides Slack is 2.5 Hrs after H/L water Devonport Tide tables
Diveboat: Plymouth boat charters Eddystone dive charters Divingplymouth
Diveshop: Sandford and Down Aquanauts Sound diving Looe divers East Cornwall divers
Accommodation: Plymouth Tourist Information 01752 264849 Looe Tourist Information 01503 262072
Suggested experience: Experienced diver, not a dive for a new diver.
Other comments: An SMB is required to dive here because of the currents. It is very easy to go deeper than intended so watch your depth.
Created by: Finstrokes
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