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Alternative Names:   Webcam

Type of Dive:  Easy shore dive

Suggested experience:  Novice

Distance from Plymouth:   67 Miles  1hr 45 mins 

Parking directions: Park on the beach at pure blue (£2 per day) also directly behind the beach cost £3 per visit during the summer months.

Lat & Long:  50.125216, -5.093677   Postcode TR11 5H

Tides: Tide tables  Best dived at high tide. Weather

Depth: 5m

Site entry/exit:  Walk down the beach.

Underwater directions:  Head out to 3-4m and turn left (east) and follow the reef along and back. or head right and there is a reef the same as the left. If you head straight out there is some sea grass and the chance of seeing thornback rays. The wreck of the Ben Asdale a 422-ton fishing trawler in the north of the bay. There are a few large parts of the wreck left and bits are always visible even on a high tide, so you should have no problems finding her. If you have an U/W Camera take it as you will get lots of good shots here.

Site Hazards:  No major hazards here except occasional boat traffic so an SMB is required. Its a long swim to the wreck so would recommend snorkelling.

Nearest Public phone: Contact me

Accommodation:  Falmouth backpackers    Holiday cottages

Mobile Network service:   Most networks work here.

Other comments:   Public toilets are available on site. You can also dive Pendennis point  Swanpool beach and Gylly beach not far from here. Maenporth is approximately 45-60 min walk from Falmouth town centre via the South West Coast Path that links it to Gyllyngvase Beach (2.5miles) and Swanpool Beach (2 miles).

Pub:  The Front

Created By: Finstrokes

Cafe:  Maenporth beach Cafe

Air & Nitrox fills: Atlantic scuba   Cornish divers

Date: 05/08/14

Revision:  1

Thanks To:

Links:  Link   Beach info

Surface Photos:  Contact me

Underwater Photos:  Utube

Dive Map:   Not required here its easy to navigate.

Dive Report:  Comment in the box below.