Alternative Names: None
Type of Dive: Scenic shore and wreck dive.
Suggested experience: Novice and wreck diver.
Distance from Plymouth: 87 Miles 2 Hrs Google
Parking directions: Park in the big car park at the end of the road, above the beach.
Lat & Long: N50.079114 W-5.703921
Tides: Tide tables
Site entry/exit: Kit up in the car park and walk down the steps to the beach.
Underwater directions: From the end of the sheltered bathing area keep left and dive along the rocks and gully's on the shoreline. From the end of the bathing area wall its 250m out to the tribbens islands for the adventurous diver. Around there are the remains of the SS Datetree and the naval stores tender Devon. The remains of the SS Beaumaris can be found once on the sand by looking for two swathes of rocks either side of you and a flat stretch of sand leading down to the water, walk down to the water's edge and take a bearing of 330º. It is fairly shallow for quite a while. The wreck is about 30 to 50 m out depending on the state of the tide. The wreckage consists of the double bottoms of the ship (10 metres wide) to the west, crank and propeller shaft to the east leading to the upright stern-post. There are scattered plates, sometimes covered with sand, on the shoreward side, whilst to the north amongst the kelp there are more plates Depths 10 - 12 metres to the west, gradually sloping up to 6-7 metres at the stern-post at high water.
Site Hazards: Swell at low tide
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Other comments: There is a public slip which is good for launching a rib to dive the numerous wrecks in this area. There is also a good public toilet close to the car park.
Pub: The old success Inn
Created By: Finstrokes
Cafe: The blue lagoon
Air & Nitrox fills: Bill Bowen at Penzance harbour wall 01736 752135 Diving air
Thanks To: Undersea adventures
Links: Divemaster scuba Link
Surface Photos: By rubberdiver
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