Alternative Names: None
Type of Dive: Scenic dive in a sheltered harbour and bay. Good launch site for all dive sites around Wick.Harbour Master Telephone no: 01431 821692.
Suggested experience: Novice upwards..
Travel directions Wick: Follow the A99 north from the town centre and take the road signposted to Staxigoe. As you come into the village of Staxigoe there is a T-junction. Turn right here and follow the road round to the harbour. Google Inverness: Google
Parking directions: On the gravel at the side of the single track down to the Harbour.
Distance from Wick: 2.2 Miles 10 Min's Inverness 105 Miles 2Hrs 28 Min's
Lat & Long: N58.456636 W-3.054875
Tides: Tide tables
Depth: Sloping shore dive to max of around 10m
Site entry/exit: Walk in from pebble beach or a jump entry at high tide or off the slip.
Underwater directions: Shallow bay with gullies follow rock wall out along the west face, cross-bay and return via bowl to the east face.
Site Hazards: Occasional boats, some tide beyond the mouth of the bay. Slip very slippery at lower states of the tide, easier to come up the beach.
Nearest Public phone:
Accommodation: Bank Guesthouse
Mobile Network service: None down in the bay, normal coverage up in the village.
Other comments: This is a scenic dive which features a swim through gully, bowl and a small cave. It is an excellent site to practice compass work and navigation skills. Usually well-populated with nudibranch during summer months.
Pub: Staxigoe Village
Created By: Hugh Mackay
Thanks To: Caithness diving club
Underwater Photos: By Nathan Jeffery
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