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Devils point

Alternative Names: The Walls

Type of Dive:  Devils point is a very good wall dive and drift dive best done with an experienced diver.

Suggested experience: Experienced sport Diver.

Travel directions: Plymouth - A374 west, turn left into Dunforth st, At the end of the road it turns right and changes the name to Admiralty rd.  

Parking directions: Park in the car park at the end of Admiralty Rd 

Devils point parking

Lat & Long: N50 21.586,W4 10.042  Postcode PL1 3RS  Google

Tides:  Tide tables South-East Plymouth (Devonport) The ideal time to dive is about 30 minutes before high tide 

Depth: 35m   

Site entry/exit: Kit up and leaving the car park turn right and walk a hundred meters until you reach the steps down to the entry point.  

Devils point entry/exitDevils point entry/exit

Underwater directions: You do a jump entry keeping the wall to your right into 33m of water. At this point, you risk entanglement as lots of anglers use the same platform you have jumped from. Let's not forget that the biggest shore caught conger was here. So you're in the water safely and keeping your distance from the wall make your way north"wall on the right" you have 33m to play in here but the best life is around 26m at this point. Lots of small ledges hiding large lobsters and congers. Following the wall, you will notice it changes to a sheer rock face now the bottom is at 40m and there are lots of hiding places for critters of all manner of descriptions. If your air consumption is good you will make it to some large overhangs spreading across maybe five metres and up three metres inside you will find the largest of lobsters. Keep going now as the wall goes in and out and around. Now you hit the jackpot a massive overhang/cavern the top is at 32m and the bottom is at 40 metres and is about 10 m long and 4m deep into the rock face. I can't describe what a site this is in great viz. the bottom is now at 45m. As during the war the Royal William yard was bombed one missed going into the river causing a big crater and the overhang we have just talked about. you can follow the wall further if you like but it disappears past the standing stones. To be honest there is nothing else to see just a mooring block. So we turn around wall now on our left and we make our slow ascent. 35m 30m still plenty of overhangs 20m 15m still lots to see. Now at 7 metres you reach the Royal William yard wall so follow this keep a depth of 6m great way to do your stops and you never know what you will find as people will throw anything away. Als, there are normally plenty of lobsters out and about here. There is a point where you leave the wall and continue at the said depth as if not you will swim around the small basin that is there. You will know this point as bottom changes to kelp and fishing line so you're close to the platform and the fishermen. At this point change your depth to 3m so you hit the steps to get out any deeper you will swim right past them and you will struggle to get back. Once at the steps you are able to remove your fins underwater using the rail and walk out safely and looking very cool indeed. 

Air & Nitrox:  Aquanauts  Sandford and Down

Site Hazards: Must be dived slack or you can get caught in the busy waterway of the Tamar but ideally entry time about 30 minutes before high tide  

Nearest Public phone: Contact me

Mobile Network service: To Follow 

Accommodation: Visit Plymouth  Tel 01752 304849

Other comments: Clearance to dive Devil’s Point should be sought from the Long Room. Tel 01752 663225. 

Pub: Butchers Arms 

Cafe: Pierre


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Created by: Contaylor 

Date: 5/3/10 

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Devils point dive map

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