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Criccieth beach

Alternative Names: None

Type of Dive: Shore dive best done at high tide suitable for novices or for a shallow night-dive and is also good for snorkelling.

Suggested experience: Novice upwards

Travel directions: Google about 5 miles before Porthmadog.

Parking directions: At the ramp down to the shore. Google

From Birmingham:133 Miles 2 hours 56 Min's

Lat & Long: 52° 55' 4.93'' -4° 13' 35.85'' Postcode LL52 0EB Google

Tides: Tide tables High is 3hrs before Liverpool

Depth: 10m max out to 200m

Site entry/exit: Easy entry/exit from the shore to the west of the Castle.

Criccieth beach entry/exitCriccieth beach entry/exit

Underwater directions: A Long shallow dive on a sandy seabed with some boulders at the foot of the castle. This dive is well known for its sea life so take your camera. Southerly winds soon reduce the visibility so its best to dive here during calm weather or if the wind is from a northerly direction

Site Hazards: None

Accommodation: Camping

Nearest Public phone: In Criccieth

Mobile Network service: Most services available

Created by: Finstrokes

Air & Nitrox: You don’t really need nitrox fills for this! In fact, you hardly need air! Tynrhos Diving (01758 740712),

Site Hazards: Watch out for boat traffic

Other comments: Very easy dive site, good for training and very popular for night diving.

Pub: Contact me


Created by: Finstrokes

Date: 5/12/10

Revision: 1

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Surface Photos: To Follow

Underwater Photos: Utube  Contact me

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