Alternative Names: None
Type of Dive: Shore dive with amazing gullies and rock formations.
Suggested Experience: Sport Diver
Travel directions: Upon entering Eyemouth, follow signs for the caravan park, heading up the hill to the west. Enter the caravan park and bear right, towards the reception building. Go in & say that you want to dive: you’ll be sold a parking permit (currently £3). Loop around the one-way system until you come to a gate. Google
Parking directions: Pass through the gate & park as far to the left as you can on the large grass area.
From Edinburgh: 51 Miles 1 Hr 10 Mins
Lat & Long: Lat: 55:52:40N (55.8778) Lon: 2:05:52W (-2.0977) Google
Tides: Tide tables
Site entry/exit: From the car park, head west past information board to wooden steps. It’s a long walk down, but the steps are in good order. The clamber across the rocks at the bottom is very treacherous at low tide.
Underwater directions: Weasel Loch is about 8m deep with a sandy bottom: it’s worth exploring at the start and/or end of the dive. Head north and around the headland to the east. A noticeable current will carry you along a very scenic wall which develops into impressive overhangs known as the Grotto. Head north from there for 40m to find Conger Reef (depth 15m). After exploring it, head south to return to the wall. Diver’s Hole is further east (basically a sandy-bottomed depression). At high tide, Leeds Bay can be entered directly, bypassing the headland (Hairy Ness). If air is low or the current too strong, the dive can be exited at Leeds Bay. There are rough steps from the bay back to the car park.
Air & Nitrox: Marinequest Divestay
Site Hazards: At low tide, Weasel Loch is very difficult to access. The current along the wall can be quite noticeable: be prepared to head east if required rather than fighting it. Some fishing line. Diving boats.
Nearest Public phone: Eyemouth
Mobile Network service: Contact me
Other comments: The caravan park gate is locked at 5 pm. If you’re late, you’ll have to rely upon some kind soul with an access card to let you out!
Pub: Plenty in Eyemouth
Created by: Charlie McGurk
Thanks To: Downunder for the pictures
Surface Photos: Contact me
Underwater photos: By Downunder Utube
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