Alternative Names: Silver Steps, The U-Boats

Type of Dive: Shore dive 

Suggested experience: Open Water 

Travel directions: Travel through Falmouth, take the road to the docks. Drive past the docks around Pendennis Castle, go past the car park a few hundred metres until you see a layby on the left.      

Parking directions: Park in the layby as close to the start of the layby as possible. Google

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From Plymouth: 68 Miles  1 hr 48 mins Google

Lat & Long: 50° 8.775'N   5° 3.019'W  

Tides: Tide tables

Site entry/exit:  A few metres from the bottom of the layby in front of where you park are some granite steps leading down to the rocks. The rocks are fairly easy to cross and slope into the water.

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Underwater directions:  To see the U-boats you need to go left, roughly north east. The biggest piece is in a direct line of site from the second set of steps. A bit further along there is a gully with a small cave at the end.

Site Hazards: Boat traffic in summer increases 

Nearest Public phone: Along the sea front about 800m 

Accommodation: Falmouth has plenty of hotels within 1m of the site 

Mobile Network service: All work here 

Other comments: 2nd most popular dive in Cornwall. The Uboats that sank here were the UB 97, UB 106, B112, UB 128 and the UC 92

Pub: There are some pubs around, the most popular is the Chain Locker about 1 mile away by Customs house Quay 

Created by: Mark Milburn 

Cafe: Ice creams and cold drinks available at the car park, there are plenty of cafes in Falmouth 

Air & Nitrox fills: Atlantic scuba  Cornwall divers in Falmouth or Seaways dive centre in Penryn. 


Thanks To:

Links: Atlantic scuba

Underwater Photos:

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