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Type of Dive:  Staxigoe is a scenic dive in a sheltered harbour and bay. 

Suggested experience:  Novice upwards.

Travel directions Wick:  Follow the A99 north from the town centre and take the road signposted to Staxigoe. As you come into the village of Staxigoe there is a T-junction. Turn right here and follow the road round to the harbour. Google  Inverness:  Google

Parking directions:  On the gravel at the side of the single track down to the Harbour.

Staxigoe parking

Distance from Wick:   2.2 Miles  10 Min's    Inverness   105 Miles  2Hrs 28 Min's 

Lat & Long:  N58.456636  W-3.054875  Postcode KW1 4QY  Google

Tides:  Tide tables

Depth:  Sloping shore dive to max of around 10m

Site entry/exit:  Walk in from pebble beach or a jump entry at high tide or off the slip.

Staxigoe entry/exit

Underwater directions: Shallow bay with gullies follow rock wall out along the west face, cross-bay and return via bowl to the east face.

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

Site Hazards:  Occasional boats, some tide beyond the mouth of the bay.  Slip very slippery at lower states of the tide, easier to come up the beach.

Nearest Public phone: None close to here.

Mobile Network service:  None down in the bay, normal coverage up in the village.

Accommodation: Bank Guesthouse

Other comments:  This is a scenic dive which features a swim through gully, bowl and a small cave. It is an excellent site to practice compass work and navigation skills.  Usually well-populated with nudibranch during summer months. Good launch site for all dive sites around Wick.Harbour Master Telephone no: 01431 821692.

Pub: Staxigoe Village

Cafe: None but there is a good area with seats if you take your own stuff.

Staxigoe picnic area

Created By:  Hugh Mackay 

Date:   10/1/11

Revision: 1

Thanks To:  Caithness diving club


Surface Photos: By Nathan Jeffery

Underwater Photos: By Nathan Jeffery


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