Alternative Names: Bovisand.
Type of Dive: A very easy shore dive in and around the protected water of the harbour.
Suggested Experience: Very good for novices and trainees.
Travel directions: Drive towards Exeter on the M5. Stay on the M5 until it becomes the A38. Follow signs to Plymouth Drive towards Exeter on the M5. Stay on the M5 until it becomes the A38. Follow signs to Plymouth. Turn off towards the city centre. Take the Kingsbridge turning before you get to the city centre, then follow signs to Plymstock. From there, follow signs for Bovisand
Parking directions: Parking is available for both day visitors and those staying at the Fort.
Lat & Long: 50.337432, -4.128093 Postcode PL64BY Google
Tides: Tide tables
Depth: 10 - 15m
Site entry/exit: Its a very easy entry/exit down the slip.
Underwater directions: Sandy area in the harbour, with a large rock in the middle, to the north there is an area of rocks Sandy area in the harbour, with a large rock in the middle, to the north, there is an area of rocks with swim-throughs, intermingled with sand. There is also a nature trail although this has many routes and it can be difficult to navigate a circle. It’s a voluntary marine conservation area and there are lobsters, crabs, starfish, cuttlefish as well as shoals of fish and coral. There is also a canon about 10m beyond the end of the harbour wall.
Air & Nitrox: Discovery Divers
Site Hazards: boat traffic so an SMB is essential when diving in the Harbour.
Nearest Public phone:
Mobile Network service: Most services work very well here.
Accommodation: The Fort has a range of rooms, A harbour-side twin-berth room with en-suite facilities. Dormitories and self-catering.
Other comments: Can be closed off-season so you need to call and check first Tel 01752 408021. Diving equipment can be hired on the harbourside, as well as air and Nitrox and there is also a decompression chamber on site.
Pub: There is a bar onsite and is open from 5 pm until late.
Cafe: The restaurant on site provides hot food, drinks and snacks.
Links: Contact me
Created by: Contaylor
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