Alternative Names: None
Type of Dive: Shore dive with plenty to see.
Suggested experience: Suitable for all grades.
Travel directions: Head north on the A90 into the toll of Bimees turn left onto the A592 into Fraserburgh and then the A98 to Rosehearty. Google
Parking directions: Park at the picnic site which is also good for a surface interval if you are doing two dives. See picture below.
From Aberdeen: 46 Miles 1 Hr 16 mins
Lat & Long: N57.699366 W-2.123827
Depth: 22m Max
Tides: Tide tables good dive most tides but exit can be tricky in low water.
Site entry/exit: Rough rock and boulder access to entry/exit site. The gully is the most common entry/exit point. Just step off and clear the gully and drop down to 7 - 8 m this takes you into a North-South running channel, (see picture below)
Underwater directions: Three swim-throughs approx. North-East of the main entry point. There are a variety of dive routes by following the rock faces, one of them being the Pinnacle. You can exit the first gully and head North-West till you come to two pipes lying on the seabed from here you go west following a rock face then as it breaks there is a small gully which you follow slightly up then down again to another deep gully bottom covered in large boulders explore this gully and back at the start follow the northerly side round and at the end of this is more boulders and in the summer months is full of wrasse then retrace your steps back to the pipes from there South-East takes you to the gully.
Site Hazards: rough rocky/boulder access and difficult exit if there is a swell.
Nearest Public phone: To Follow
Accommodation: The Bay Hotel
Mobile Network service: To Follow
Pub: Masons Arms as you enter Rosehearty opposite the golf course and the Bay hotel in the main square.
Created by: Angela Robson
Air & Nitrox: Core94
Thanks To: Orca dive club
Surface Photos: To Follow
Underwater Photos: Utube
Dive Map: Contact me
Dive Report: Angela Robson 18/8/11 We jumped in and surface swam to the end of the gulley before descending down. The vis was amazing! I have had good days at Rosehearty before, but this was different, it was probably about 15+metres. It was dusk, so the there was low light. You couldn't move for life. There were common lobsters, squat lobsters, partens, velvet swimmers, spider crabs, nudibranchs (the tiny ones), shoals of Saithe, a rather large cod, Ling, an enormous Tadpole fish, scorpion fish,
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