Alternative Names: Cove bay

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Type of Dive: Shore & wreck.  The Countess of Aberdeen.

Suggested experience: Novice upwards.

Travel directions:  Head south on the A956 (Wellington Rd) from Aberdeen, Turn left onto Langdykes rd and head down to the harbour.Aberdeen Dundee

Parking directions:   On the rough ground to the left of the breakwater. Google

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Distance from Aberdeen:  4 Miles 15 Mins Dundee 63 Miles 1 hr 35 mins 

Lat & Long: N57.095696,W-2.076137

Tides: Tide tables

Depth:10m

Site entry/exit: You access off the beach adjacent to the harbour wall.

Underwater directions:   Approximately in line with the end of the breakwater is a wall dropping down to 8-10m. This wall continues around most of the bay though less vertical in places and is the base for plentiful life. Whilst the bay out to this line is thickly covered with kelp, at the foot of the wall it is largely sediment. Observing the area at low water springs, kelp can clearly be seen at the surface outlining the relatively small area of deeper water. Because of the fine sediment visibility can be very restricted unless the weather has been calm for a few days.
Going eastwards from the harbour wall out to sea, you will find a large area of broken wreckage. This is the remains of the "Countess of Aberdeen"

The Countess of Aberdeen.   Iron steamship. 291 ton. She was lost on the 1st December 1977 and went ashore in thick fog. The vessel later caught fire and was gutted. Depth 7 - 14 metres sometimes  marked with a buoy.    Google

Site Hazards: This is a working harbour so look out for boat traffic

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Mobile Network service: There is no mobile phone reception at the harbour.

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Pub: Langdykes

Created By: Choc star

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Air & Nitrox fills: Aberdeen watersports  Splash sports  

Date: 28/12/10

Revision: 1

Thanks To:  Info from  Ellon SAC

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