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Portskerra Haven

Alternative Names: None

Type of Dive: Shore dive in a natural harbour, with a big rock in the centre.

Suggested experience: Novice upwards

Travel directions: From Thurso head west on the A836 turn right to Portskerra Google

Parking directions: At the bottom of the single track road ( room for four cars ) Google

Distance from Wick: 39 Miles 1 Hour Inverness 102 Miles 2 Hrs 26 Min's

Lat & Long: N58.571324 W3.930874 Postcode KW14 7YN  Google

Tides: Tide Tables

Depth: 10m

Site entry/exit: Get kitted up at the small building and walk down the slipway.

Portskerra Haven entry/exit

Underwater directions: Keeping the point on your right shoulder you come to find an underwater archway just inside the point and head through some gullies to the outer reef. The less experienced can stay on the inside and potter around in a number of pools with plenty of crannies to shelter all manner of fish, crabs and lobsters, plus the usual encrusting growth. The more adventurous or energetic head to the outside of the reef, where it is deeper and there are caves and large boulders, and less kelp due to the north exposure.

Air & Nitrox: Caithness diving club  Make a donation to the upkeep of the compressor, They have nitrox as well Divenotheast  

Site Hazards: Tides outside the harbour.

Nearest Public phone: To Follow

Mobile Network service: To Follow

Accommodation: Four Winds The Mill House and Camping

Other comments:

Pub: Helladale Inn

Cafe: None

Created By: Maurice Edmunds

Date: 31/12/10

Revision: 2

Thanks To: Caithness diving club

Links: Link

Surface Photos: By Maurice Edmunds

Underwater Photos: Contact me

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