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Scarfskerry haven4

Alternative Names:  None

Type of Dive:  Scarfskerry haven is a good shore and wreck dive.

Suggested experience:  Novice upwards.

Travel directions Thurso:  Google InvernessGoogle Turn of the A836 at the Skarfskerry turnoff

Parking directions: Park on the side of shore road, It's very close to the slip (50m)

Scarfskerry haven parking

Distance from Thurso: 12.5 Miles 23 Min's   Inverness 119 Miles  2 Hrs 45 Min's

Lat & Long:  N58.652223 W-3.277225 Postcode KW14 8XN  Google

Tides: Tide tables

Depth: 25m

Site entry/exit: Its a very entry/exit into the water at the side of the slip.

Scarfskerry haven3Scarfskerry haven entry/exit

Underwater directions:  The SS Linkmorewas wrecked and now lies directly in front of the pier, You can see the broken prop, prop shaft and parts of the wreck about 50m out. The rudder is on the eastern reef wall at 10m. By following the reef wall out, northwards, the depth increases slowly to 25m. There is a large bowl-shaped depression on the right descending rapidly to a 16m deep narrow base. The reef walls are covered with urchins, dead men's fingers, nudibranchs and sponges.

SS Linkmore

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

Site Hazards:  

Nearest Public phone:  Thurso.

Mobile Network service:  Contact me

Accommodation: Creag na mara

Other comments: There is also another wreck called the Victoria about 350m to the west of the harbour. Google  It can be dived from the shore from the gully and most of the wreckage is in 10m.

Pub: The Castle arms

Cafe: None close to here so take everything you need.

Created By:  Maurice Edmunds

Date: 3/1/11

Revision:  3

Thanks To: Caithness diving club

Links:  Link

Surface Photos: Contact me 

Underwater Photos: By Maurice Edmunds

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