Alternative Names: Silver Steps, The U-Boats
Type of Dive: Shore wreck 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
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.
Underwater directions: To see the U-boats you need to go left, roughly northeast. The biggest piece is in a direct line of sight 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 seafront 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 U-boats 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
Links: Atlantic scuba
Dive Map: Contact me