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Fairy cove

Alternative Names:  None

Type of Dive:  Fairy cove is a good shore dive in a shingle and sandy bay also popular with snorkelers. 

Suggested experience:  Novice upwards, Ideal for training.

Travel directions:  Traveling along the seafront of Torquay heading south. The harbour is at the end of the road.  Google map.

Parking directions:  Roundham Pay and Display Car Park close by with limited on-street parking around the harbour and the multistory behind the Harbour.

Distance from Exeter:  25 miles and 45 Min's

Lat & Long:  50° 25' 54.43'' N   3° 33' 17.15'' W  Postcode TQ4 6DT 

Tides: Tide tables Not a problem here also its sheltered from all weathers apart from E winds

Depth: 8-10m

Site entry/exit: Simple entry by walking down the steps to the beach into the water.

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Underwater directions:  Fin out from the sandy beach over the small kelpy reefs and drop down over the rock shelf to the sandy bed. Swim along with the shelf on your right shoulder approx 150m at 8m and you will find parts of the T189. There is lots of life on the shelf so a camera is an ideal toy for diving here. 

Air & Nitrox: Nautique  Teign Diving Centre

Site Hazards: Occasional jet ski.

Nearest Public phone: 

Mobile Network service: Most networks work here.

Accommodation: Coast view Tourist Information on 01548 843927. Bed & Breakfast

Other comments:  There are three shipwrecks in this area, HMS Venerable   HMS Savage and a German E boat destroyer the T189. None of these wrecks are wreck shaped, just plates strewn about the seabed. You need a few days of calm weather to get good visibility here also the nearest public toilets are Paignton Harbour Toilets.

 Fairy cove wreck positions

Pub: On the harbourside

Cafe: At the entrance road to the harbour

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Created by: Finstrokes

Date: 23/11/10

Surface Photos: Contact me

Underwater Photos: Contact me

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