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Porth Ysgadn

Alternative Names: The Bay of Herrings

Type of Dive: Shallow shore dive with walls at either side, gullies and sandy seabed.

Suggested experience: Novice upwards, good for training.

Travel directions: From the north down the coast road (B4417) onto the (B4354) or the east on the (B4354) to the coast on the (A497) onto the (B4412) (B4417) turn right  0.7 miles after Tudweiliog and head to the end of the road which is easily recognised from a distance by a derelict house and chimney on the headland.

Parking directions: Park next to the bench at the end of the road or in the car park shown below.

Porth Ysgadn car parking

Distance from Birmingham: 152 Miles 3 hrs 30 mins  Google

Lat & Long: 52° 54' 15.88'' N 4° 38' 59.44'' W  Postcode LL53 8PB  Google

Tides: Tide tables  Best dive on a high tide giving access to some more gullies.

Depth: 10m max

Site entry/exit: Its a 3 min walk down to the slip and enter the water at the end of the slip.

Porth Ysgadn entry/exit

Underwater directions: Its a small horseshoe-shaped bay so navigation is easy. Head out along the south wall then over the mouth of the bay and back, going in and out of the small gully's. If you look in the middle of the bay use an SMB as the bay is popular with dive boats, water-skiers and lobster boats. For novices keep to the rocks along the northern side of the bay as it never has any current.

Site Hazards: Don't go past the mouth of the bay when the tides are ebbing or flowing.

Nearest Public phone: To follow.

Accommodation: Campsite

Mobile Network service: To follow

Other comments: This dive site is best done after a few days of calm weather on a flooding or high tide. Forget about diving here on a bank holiday as it can get very busy unless you are here early. 

Pub: The Lion pub

Created by:  Martin Vincent

Cafe: Pen Y Bryn Cafe

Air & Nitrox: You don’t really need nitrox fills for this. You can get air fills from  Anglesey divers   Vivian

Date: 10/12/10

Revision: 2

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Surface Photos:  Martin Vincent

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