Alternative Names: Tod Head
Type of Dive: Tod head lighthouse is a very good shore dive in good conditions
Suggested Experience: Experienced shore diver.
Travel directions: Todhead Lighthouse is located just South of Stonehaven and North of Montrose on the coastal road route of the A92. It is clearly signposted and easily seen from the main road. A small bumpy road takes you down to Todhead Lighthouse Google
Parking directions: Park near the lighthouse
Lat & Long: N56.884852 W-2.215472 Google
Depth: Max depth around 15 m.
Tides: Tide tables Make sure you get the tides right.
Site entry/exit: Take the steps down to the water on the north side of the lighthouse and out towards the rocks beyond the wall on your left. Go past the first opening and enter in the second opening There are quite a few steps so it makes sense to “travel light” if possible.
Underwater directions: After entering at the second opening you should drop down to 10 metres onto a wreck and follow the coast in a southerly direction in a narrow gulley to a wee cave and then the arch.After looking at the arch its time to exit. As with most of the sites on the east coast, the area can be quite silty but it is very nice in clear conditions.
Air & Nitrox: Core94
Site Hazards: Be careful not to stray too far offshore because the current can be strong and will take you to Montrose (it has happened!).
Nearest Public phone: None close to here
Mobile Network service: Contact me
Other comments: Catterline has a large seal population so you should get the odd sighting here.
Pub: None near here.
Cafe None so take everything you need
Created by: Alejandro Gallego Grampian divers
Surface Photos: By Gavin Barnett
Underwater Photos: Contact me
Dive map: Contact me
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