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Boddam quarry

Alternative Names: Stirlinghill Quarry Get permission from Core94: Tel 01224 581313

Type of Dive: Boddam quarry is a site often used for training and when you get blown out offshore.

Suggested experience: Trainee to the experienced diver

Travel directions: Boddam village is 29 miles (47 km) north of Aberdeen and 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Peterhead. There is an unfinished road just south of the Stirlinghill Quarry signpost on the A90 South of Peterhead, head up this road ........ Google

Parking directions: Drive up the rock quarry road and park on the grass but take care it can be very slippy and you can get stuck.

From Peterhead: 4 miles 9 mins

Lat & Long: N57.459091 W-1.794344 Postcode AB42 3BF  Google map

Depth: 25m

Site entry/exit: Very easy entry and exit. No tides or currents.

Boddam quarry

Underwater directions: Just explore not too big so you won't get lost.

Air & Nitrox:  Aberdeen diving services  Divenortheast 

Site Hazards: Cold and reduced viz if there are a lot of divers.

Nearest Public phone: Peterhead

Mobile Network service: All networks here.

Accommodation: Peterhead

Other comments: In summer it can become very green with algae reducing the viz to 3-5m. There are rainbow trout, perch, stickleback and a pike.

Pub:  The Rocksley Inn

Cafe: Longhaven: Shoppie For a dodgy bacon/sausage roll and a cup of tea.

Created by: Gavin Barnett

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Dive Report: Dr Strangelove 18/11/09 Great place for training, easy entry, sheltered and variable depth. There are permanent shot lines at 6m and 9m maybe one deeper great for CBL exercises. At 10-12m there is a big checkers board for those who feel like a quick match. At about 16m there is an old Ice-cream van. There is not much life a few smaller fish and then a rumour of a bigger one (can't remember the species).

Dive Report: 12/1/10 Jorawley Did a Cpl of dives in Boddam quarry when the sea was too rough for a dip with new drysuit - ideal facility for kit test or training, but that's about it. Certainly not worth doing when a few people have been on the same day or day before.

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