Alternative Names: None
Type of Dive: Shore
Suggested experience: Trainee to experienced diver
Travel directions: Heading west, follow the M4 all the way to the end. Join the A40 to Haverfordwest and continue on the B4327 Dale Road. Before Dale, turn off and take the road through the village of Marloes. This road leads to Martin's Haven.Google
Parking directions: There is a National Trust car park at the top of the hill. As you arrive let the guy at the gate know you're diving and he will allow you down with the car to drop off the heavy bits of kit. Google
Distance from Cardiff: 110 Miles 2 hrs 22 Mins
Lat & Long: N51.736922,W-5.244802
Tides: Tide tables
Site entry/exit: The beach can be reached via a concrete track 150m down from the car park. Entry and exit to the water is from a sloping stony beach.
Underwater directions: Best to stick to the edges of the bay which both have walls as the middle is flat and sandy. The west of the bay is deeper to 30m at the exit of the bay and 15m on the east. There tends to be more fish life in the east and you get more bottom time.
Site Hazards: Danger of strong currents outside the bay and the Skomer ferry operates out of Martin's Haven during the summer months so use an SMB.
Nearest Public phone: None here.
Mobile Network service: To Follow
Other comments: There is a no-take policy and are fines for divers found removing certain species here. The viz here can get very bad after storms so it best to check that it's been calm for a week or so and avoid diving here in northerly winds as it blows straight into the bay. On a rising tide its a very good night dive, particularly when the tourists have all left. There are toilets and a small visitor hut on the short walk from the car park down to the shore.
Created by: Finstrokes.
Surface Photos: Rob Spray
Underwater Photos: By Matt Yates
Dive Map: None as the area is too small
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