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talland bay

Alternative Names:   None

Type of Dive:   Shallow shore dive with the wreckage of the 220-tonne French trawler Marguerite.

Suggested experience:   Novice.

Travel directions:  Google

Parking directions:   In the car park or in brides lane,   Google

Distance from Plymouth:   25 Miles  50 Mins

Lat & Long:    N50.336559    W-4.497421   Postcode  PL13 2JA  Google

Tides:  Tide tables  Best dived at mid to low water as the bay is completely flooded at high tide.

Depth:   10m

Site entry/exit:  

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Underwater directions:   On main beach swim straight out looking in the gully's as they are full of sea life, at the third major gully heading West (right facing the sea) until you find the large boiler of the Marguerite.( it can be seen at low tide)  if you swim beyond the wreck the reef drops down to around 15m

Air & Nitrox:    Looe Divers 

Site Hazards:    No major hazards.

Nearest Public phone:  Red phone box on the road down to the beach and In the Cafe 

Mobile Network service:    Info to follow.

Accommodation:     Talland Bay Hotel    Tencreek Holiday park   Camping

Other comments:   This dive can be found in the book 100 Best Dives in Cornwall by Charles Hood. There are three wrecks here a 220-ton steam trawler called the Margarita, the Austrian brig Ester and a west Indiaman called the Tregothick. 

Pub:  Crumplehorn Inn

Cafe:  Beach Cafe

Version: 2

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Links:   Link

Created by:  Finstrokes

Date:    10/1/11

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