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Type of Dive: Easy shore dive from the slip

Suggested experience: Novice upwards

Distance from Aberdeen: 226 Miles  5 Hrs 20 Mins  Leave Aberdeen head for Inverness over the Dornach firth to thurso and west to Dunnet. Google

Parking directions: There is parking for seven cars

Lat & Long: 58.621894,-3.367449

Tides: Tide tables


Site entry/exit: Simple entry and exit at the slip.

Underwater directions: To Follow

Site Hazards:  

Nearest Public phone:  Castlehill

Accommodation:  St. Clair Arms Hotel   Greenland House

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Other comments: This dive guide is still being worked on...

Pub: St. Clair Arms Hotel

Created By: John Nicolson

Cafe: Thurso

Air & Nitrox fills: Caithness diving club  Make a donation to the upkeep of the compressor, They have nitrox as well  Divenortheast

Date: 18/6/11

Revision: 1

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Dive Report: 1/1/12 Downunder  About the only dive site between Durness and Wick I would not rave about. Only did one dive. Looking in the logbook, we went straight out from the pier which went onto sand. Featureless, spotted a few sole, dogfish and the occasional crab. Max depth 14m. Turned right, parallel to the shore towards the cliffs, still featureless sand. Came in closer to the shore, boulders and rock slope covered by a thick kelp park between 7-12m. Urchins, spidercrabs, a few nudibranch and some schooling fish at the rock/sand junction. The junction was the only interesting part of our dive. Might be some sort of interesting feature/life around towards the cliffs, but we did not cover a large distance

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