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Port Mellon low tide

Alternative Names: None

Type of Dive: Easy shore dive under the cliff.

Suggested experience: Novice

Travel directions: Google Leave Exeter on the A30 - A391 - B3274 - B3273 Mevagissey

Parking directions: Park in the rising sun hotel carpark if you just have one car and remember to go in and buy a snack.

Distance from Exeter: 81 Miles 1 Hr 45 Mins

Lat & Long: 50° 15' 45.37''N 4° 47' 3.94''W Postcode PL26 6PL Google

Tides: Tide tables   Best to dive at high slack.

Depth: 8m Max

Site entry/exit: Walk down the slipway and enter the water on the sandy beach exit at the same place. See the picture below.

Port Mellon entry/exit

Underwater directions: Keep the cliff on your left shoulder along the bottom and explore all the cracks in the cliff, there is plenty to see and photograph. Continue around into the bay at the back of the cliff and retrace your fin strokes at a shallower depth back into the bay.

Site Hazards:  Occasional boat traffic

Nearest Public phone: The Rising Sun Inn


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Other comments: Very easy dive best done at a high tide, but look out for occasional boat traffic

Pub: The rising sun

Created by: Mark Milburn


Air & Nitrox: Atlantic scuba or Cornish diving in Falmouth or Seaways diving in Penryn.

Date: 17/12/10

Revision: 2

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