Alternative Names: Nest end reef and Gunsgreen.
Type of Dive: Shore dive in gullies.
Suggested Experience: All grades with basic experience
Travel directions: A1, turn off for Eyemouth on the A1107, 2 miles at a roundabout turn right to the ’New Harbour’ at the Dive Shop either park and walk over to the sea or drive up the track and park. Eyemouth harbour trust has put a £3 charge (per car) on the access road up the side of the harbour.
Parking directions: Outside Aquastars Dive Shop or up a dirt track road from the new harbour area, onto a grassy field beside the track. It's best to drive down and unload to save carrying gear, then park back up at the top car park.
Lat & Long: N55:52:20 W2:05:05 Postcode TD14 5SD Google map
Tides: Tide tables This site is best done on a high tide as the access is easier and the dive is better.
Site entry/exit: Walk down the start of the gully or walk down disused sewage pipe which is concreted over into a path as in the pictures below.
Underwater directions: Two entry points, the first is small gully to the left (north-west facing) this is over some boulders and kelp and then it drops quickly to 11 meters into a steep-sided gully with undercuts, cracks and ledges, housing lobsters, crabs, squatties, gobies and the occasional octopus. further out you come to a gully on your right this takes you through another narrow gully that opens out onto a sandy bottom, loads of other gully's and large boulders covered in kelp and soft corals to explore here, it is also possible to swim round into the next bay, and exit via the old sewage pipe. Care should be taken as currents can run quite strong here. Going straight on at the gully passed a large boulder, the gully widens out and then comes to a 't' junction, turning left it shallows out and eventually you end up at the breakwater for the new harbour, (this used to be the exit point), turning right this takes you around via a network of gullies to the next bay, again take care for currents and don't go to far north as this takes you into the harbour fairway.
The Second entry is off the Old Sewage Pipe (now a concrete path), onto a dense kelp bed with breaks onto sandy patches, heading West takes you around the network of Gullies described above and back into Green ends gully or further and exit on the stony beach. Heading East takes you into some shallower bays and gullies and exit in the entry point.
Site Hazards: Slippy at LW, Surge, fishing line
Nearest Public phone: Eyemouth
Mobile Network service: All Networks
Other comments: Best not to dive here after heavy wind or lumpy seas as it reduces the viz to one or two meters.
Pub: Various in Eyemouth
Cafe: Divers Cafe at Marinequest Harbourside
Thanks To: Maximilian Ruffert, Genine Keogh and Fiona Smith.
Created by: Stevie Adams
U/Water Photos: By Chris Holland
Divesite map: By Maximilian Ruffert